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Second Shooter Apprehended Nine Months After Murder Of Woman In Northeast DC, Police Say Second Shooter Apprehended Nine Months After Murder Of Woman In Northeast DC, Police Say
Second Shooter Apprehended Nine Months After Murder Of Woman In Northeast DC, Police Say Police have arrested a suspected shooter nearly 10 months after a 54-year-old woman was found dead in Northeast DC, authorities announced. James Outland, 25, who has no fixed address, has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder while armed in connection to the fatal shooting of Tavonayna Glenn in June last year, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. Shortly after 10 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28, 2023, officers from the department were called to the 700 block of 19th Street NE to investigate a reported shooting, where they found Glenn, who also had no fixed address, in th…
Charles County Man Found Dead Inside Vehicle Parked On Shoulder Of Maryland Road: Sheriff Charles County Man Found Dead Inside Vehicle Parked On Shoulder Of Maryland Road: Sheriff
Charles County Man Found Dead Inside Vehicle Parked On Shoulder Of Maryland Road: Sheriff A 23-year-old Charles County man was found dead inside a vehicle parked on the side of the road in Maryland, police say. At around 9 a.m. on Monday, April 8, members of the Talbot County Sheriff's Office on patrol on Route 328 in Easton found a suspicious vehicle parked along the roadway near Fox Road, according to officials. The deputy found a Dodge Ram in the westbound shoulder, and when they attempted to stir the person sitting in the driver's seat, there was no response. Believing the person may be having a medical event, the deputy forced his way into the truck and found that a Waldor…
Stow Man, 20, Locked Himself In Home With Teen Girlfriend's Body: Police Stow Man, 20, Locked Himself In Home With Teen Girlfriend's Body: Police
Stow Man, 20, Locked Himself In Home With Teen Girlfriend's Body: Police Police arrested a 20-year-old man after he locked himself inside his home for hours on Friday afternoon, April 5, with his 17-year-old girlfriend's body, authorities said.  Shane Curry, of Stow, was charged with assault and battery on a household or family member and assault and battery causing serious bodily injury, the Middlesex District Attorney said.  Nevaeh Goddard was pronounced dead at the scene.  The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will perform an autopsy to see what caused her death. If investigators can find evidence of homicide, Curry's charges will be amende…
Tweens Charged With Beating 64-Year-Old Man To Death In Northwest DC: Metropolitan Police Tweens Charged With Beating 64-Year-Old Man To Death In Northwest DC: Metropolitan Police
Tweens Charged With Beating 64-Year-Old Man To Death In Northwest DC: Metropolitan Police A group of young girls have been charged with murder after allegedly beating a 64-year-old man to death in Northwest DC last Fall, the Metropolitan Police Department announced on Friday. Members of the department were called to the 6200 block of Georgia Avenue NW shortly before 1 a.m. on Oct. 17 last year, where there was reports of a man down after being accosted in the area.  Upon arrival, officers found Northwest DC resident Reggie Brown suffering from what was described by police as "trauma consistent with an assault."  He was pronounced dead at the scene by first responders.…
'Suspicious Death Investigation' Launched After Human Remains Found In Annapolis Woods: Police 'Suspicious Death Investigation' Launched After Human Remains Found In Annapolis Woods: Police
'Suspicious Death Investigation' Launched After Human Remains Found In Annapolis Woods: Police The Annapolis Police Department is investigating a suspicious death after a man's body was found in a wooded area on Thursday morning. At approximately 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 28, officers were called to the 900 block of Spa Road to investigate a reported unresponsive person who was ultimately determined to be dead by first responders. The victim has been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to determine the exact cause and manner of death, according to officials. No details about the victim has been released. This is a developing story. Check Daily Voice for updat…
Human Remains Found Inside Burning Truck Behind Maryland Home: Fire Marshal Human Remains Found Inside Burning Truck Behind Maryland Home: Fire Marshal
Human Remains Found Inside Burning Truck Behind Maryland Home: Fire Marshal Human remains were found inside a pick-up truck that caught fire in Maryland, officials say. Deputy State Fire Marshals were called to a home in the 23000 block of Nanticoke Road in Quantico on Wednesday morning, when a neighbor reported that there was a truck ablaze in the back of an area home. The call came in shortly before 11:45 a.m. on March 20. According to the fire marshal, upon arrival, a team of more than a dozen firefighters from multiple agencies found a 2000 GMC Sonoma on fire in the rear of the home, and it took approximately 20 minutes to get the flames under control, at whic…
Decomposing Body Found Off Oregon Ridge Trail In Baltimore County, Police Say Decomposing Body Found Off Oregon Ridge Trail In Baltimore County, Police Say
Decomposing Body Found Off Oregon Ridge Trail In Baltimore County, Police Say Police have launched an investigation after a decomposing body was found in a wooded area in Baltimore County. On Sunday, March 17, officers were called to the Oregon Ridge Trail in Cockeysville when a passerby found a decomposing male body in the woods around 4 p.m., the Baltimore County Police Department said. The body was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner where an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death. Police have not identified the body and believe the incident to be isolated. The Baltimore County Crisis Response System (BCCRS) can be reached at&nb…
Ledyard Homicide Victim ID'd 50 Years After Crime Ledyard Homicide Victim ID'd 50 Years After Crime
Ledyard Homicide Victim ID'd 50 Years After Crime A homicide victim who has remained unidentified for more than 50 years has been identified using sophisticated forensic genetic genealogy tracing. On Thursday, May 30, 1974, the skeletal remains of two people were found in a shallow grave in New London County in Ledyard after Connecticut State Police obtained the location from a witness of a double homicide that occurred on Thursday, Dec. 31, 1970.  The witness told police the two victims had been fatally shot. One victim, however, used an alias, and her identity was never verified. Examination of her remains determined the cause…
Man Found With Gunshot Wound After Crashing In Lexington Park Remembered By Friends, Family Man Found With Gunshot Wound After Crashing In Lexington Park Remembered By Friends, Family
Man Found With Gunshot Wound After Crashing In Lexington Park Remembered By Friends, Family A Maryland family is reeling after a 23-year-old man died at the hospital after being found with a fatal gunshot wound when he crashed in St. Mary's County. Malic Quinn Freeland was rushed to an area shock trauma center late last month, where he later died from his injuries, authorities announced following the crash-turned-homicide investigation. Deputies from the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office were called at around 9 p.m. on Feb. 26 to investigate a crash when a vehicle went through a fence and into a shed near Valley Drive and Fox Ridge Road in Lexington Park, officials say. Vall…
Arlington Murder-Suicide Couple ID'd By Police Arlington Murder-Suicide Couple ID'd By Police
Arlington Murder-Suicide Couple ID'd By Police Police have identified the couple found dead in a murder-suicide in Arlington this week. Nadejda Mossor, 22, and Jason Han, 37, who were in a relationship, were found by maintenance workers conducting a welfare check around 4:15 Monday, March 5, in their home on the 500 block of 12th Street S, police said. "Inside the bedroom, responding officers located an adult male and adult female deceased from apparent gunshot wounds," authorities said.  "Based on the preliminary investigation, the incident is being investigated as an apparent homicide-suicide. Final determination of cause a…
Father Charged With Murder After Fatal Infant Overdose In Prince George's County, Police Say Father Charged With Murder After Fatal Infant Overdose In Prince George's County, Police Say
Father Charged With Murder After Fatal Infant Overdose In Prince George's County, Police Say A single father who took "Molly" while caring for and feeding his infant child in Prince George's County has been charged in connection to his daughters death. Joseph Barrett, 27, of Takoma Park, has been charged with the murder of 4-month-old Jaliyah Thompson following a weeks-long investigation into the child's unexpected passing, according to police. Officers from the Prince George's County Police Department were called at approximately 6:20 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 6 to an area motel in the 9400 block of Largo Drive West, where there was a report of an unresponsive infant. The baby was p…
Couple Dead Of Murder-Suicide Found By Maintenance Workers In Pentagon City: Police Couple Dead Of Murder-Suicide Found By Maintenance Workers In Pentagon City: Police
Couple Dead Of Murder-Suicide Found By Maintenance Workers In Pentagon City: Police Police in Arlington are investigating what they are calling a murder-suicide. Police said only that a couple was found dead in their home on the 500 block of 12th Street S. by building maintenance conducting a welfare check around 4:15 Monday, March 5, county police said. "Inside the bedroom, responding officers located an adult male and adult female deceased from apparent gunshot wounds," authorities said.  "Based on the preliminary investigation, the incident is being investigated as an apparent homicide-suicide. Final determination of cause and manner of death will be determined by…
New Property Owners Find Human Remains During Arlington Walk-Through: Police New Property Owners Find Human Remains During Arlington Walk-Through: Police
New Property Owners Find Human Remains During Arlington Walk-Through: Police Because human remains is what everyone wants to find when buying property. And that's exactly what happened to an unfortunate new home owner in Arlington. During a walk-through of a property on the 1300 block of N. Taylor Street, the new property owners came upon human remains around 4:45 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, Arlington County police said. "The Arlington County Police Department is conducting a death investigation with assistance by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner who will work to positively identify the deceased and determine cause and manner of death," police said.  "Polic…
Man Dead, Woman Critical From Suspected Carbon Monoxide Poisoning In Cecil County: Fire Marshal Man Dead, Woman Critical From Suspected Carbon Monoxide Poisoning In Cecil County: Fire Marshal
Man Dead, Woman Critical From Suspected Carbon Monoxide Poisoning In Cecil County: Fire Marshal A 59-year-old man is dead, and a woman was rushed to the hospital in critical condition after suspected carbon monoxide poisoning caused by a kerosene heater in their Cecil County home. Members of the Cecilton Volunteer Fire Department and Cecil County Department of Emergency Services responded to a home on Florida Avenue in Crystal Beach at approximately 12:45 p.m. on Saturday afternoon to conduct a welfare check on a couple. Upon arrival, they found Steven Hannaford unresponsive in the living room and his girlfriend, Marie Florczyk, 65, in a bedroom, shivering and disoriented, a…
Man Convicted Years After Victim Found Shot Under The Eye In Joppa Man Convicted Years After Victim Found Shot Under The Eye In Joppa
Man Convicted Years After Victim Found Shot Under The Eye In Joppa Loose lips sunk a Maryland man who was convicted of murder after spilling the details of a shooting to other inmates while behind bars, the Harford County State's Attorney's Office announced. Edgewood resident Alton Cumbo, 30, was found guilty following a five-day trial of second-degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and illegal possession of a firearm following an incident in December 2021 that left one man dead after being shot in the face. On Dec. 10, 2021, deputies from the Harford County Sheriff's Office were called to Dembytown Road in Joppa, where there was a…
Death Investigation Launched After Employee Found At Lettie Marshall Dent Elementary School Death Investigation Launched After Employee Found At Lettie Marshall Dent Elementary School
Death Investigation Launched After Employee Found At Lettie Marshall Dent Elementary School The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office has launched a death investigation at an area elementary school after an employee was found dead, according to officials. Shortly after 10 p.m. on Tuesday night, deputies from the sheriff's office responded to Lettie Marshall Dent Elementary School in Mechanicsville for a death investigation. According to the agency, detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division and a forensic investigator from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner responded to the school to investigate. No foul play is suspected. Investigators say that the victim of the in…
Son Of Missing Haverhill Man Whose Remains Were Found In Saugus Asks For Help Son Of Missing Haverhill Man Whose Remains Were Found In Saugus Asks For Help
Son Of Missing Haverhill Man Whose Remains Were Found In Saugus Asks For Help A community is coming together to help pay for the funeral costs of a beloved Eastern Massachusetts father whose skeletal remains were found in a wooded area months after he went missing. The remains of 53-year-old Essex County resident John Lawler of Haverhill were found on Sunday, Feb. 18 in a wooded area near David Drive in Saugus, according to the Essex County District Attorney.  Earlier Report - Skeletal Remains In Saugus ID'd As Haverhill Dad Missing Since July Lawler had gone missing in July 2023 after leaving the Salvation Army rehab center on Broadway in S…
Police ID Son Killed During Shed Fire In Parents' Maryland Backyard Police ID Son Killed During Shed Fire In Parents' Maryland Backyard
Police ID Son Killed During Shed Fire In Parents' Maryland Backyard The Maryland Fire Marshal has identified the 26-year-old man who was found dead in a burning shed at his parents' home over the holiday weekend in St. Mary's County. Joseph Williams Bowles, Jr. was inside an 8-foot by 10-foot shed in his parents' backyard on River Springs Road in Avenue when it went up in flames on Friday night, authorities announced following a days-long investigation. Officials say that shortly after 11 p.m. on Feb. 16, crews from the Seventh District Volunteer Fire Department were called to a home on River Springs Road, when the homeowner found their shed ablaze with a p…
Skeletal Remains In Saugus ID'd As Haverhill Dad Missing Since July Skeletal Remains In Saugus ID'd As Haverhill Dad Missing Since July
Skeletal Remains In Saugus ID'd As Haverhill Dad Missing Since July Officials have identified the remains found in a wooded area in Saugus on Sunday, Feb. 18, as a 53-year-old Haverhill father who went missing in July.  John Lawler's remains were found in a wooded area near David Drive by a person walking their dog, the Essex County District Attorney said.  Lawler was last heard from in July when he left the Salvation Army rehab center on Broadway in Saugus to purchase fishing supplies, reports said.  Lawler was a lifelong resident of Haverhill and an avid angler.  "Lawler left his home with his fishing rod. All of his belongings inclu…
Police ID Human Remains Found Dumped In Southeast DC Woods Police ID Human Remains Found Dumped In Southeast DC Woods
Police ID Human Remains Found Dumped In Southeast DC Woods New details have been released by the Metropolitan Police Department after decomposing human remains were found in a wooded area in Southwest DC on Friday. A homicide investigation was launched on Feb. 16 when officers were called to the 4300 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SW when a passerby found the body of 29-year-old Southeast DC resident Leon Powell "in an advanced state of decomposition," officials say. Powell's body was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, where it was later determined that he was killed by a gunshot, and his death was ruled a homicide. The inc…
Skeletal Remains Found In Saugus Woods Skeletal Remains Found In Saugus Woods
Skeletal Remains Found In Saugus Woods Police are investigating after human remains were found by someone walking their dog in Saugus Sunday morning, Feb. 18.  The discovery happened in the woods off David Drive just before 10 a.m. The skeletal remains were taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to determine how they died and to identify them.  Police say they do not believe there is any risk to the public.  The Essex County District Attorney's Office did not release any other information about the discovery. 
Decomposing Human Remains Found In Southwest DC Woods (DEVELOPING) Decomposing Human Remains Found In Southwest DC Woods (DEVELOPING)
Decomposing Human Remains Found In Southwest DC Woods (Developing) Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department have launched a homicide investigation after human remains were found in a wooded area in Southwest DC.  On Friday, officers were called to the 4300 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SW when a passerby found a decomposing body in the woods, police say.  The remains were taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, where it was determined the person was killed by a gunshot and the death was ruled a homicide. Police have not identified the body. The incident remains under investigation and a $25,000 reward has been offe…
(UPDATE) Man's Body Pulled From Neponset River In Milton Near Yacht Club (UPDATE) Man's Body Pulled From Neponset River In Milton Near Yacht Club
(Update) Man's Body Pulled From Neponset River In Milton Near Yacht Club State police divers found a body in a Norfolk County river after a nearly two-hour search on Tuesday morning, Feb. 13.  State police said the man's body was found in the Neponset River near the Neponset Valley Yacht Club at 25 Wharf St. in Milton. Divers were called to the scene just after 9 a.m. and located the corpse just after 11 a.m., authorities said.  Related: Family ID's Body Of Man Pulled From Neponset River MSP divers, Marine Unit, patrols, detectives, and crime scene personnel are on-scene along the Neponset River in Milton for a death investigation. Furthe…
Police ID Woman Killed Crashing Into Trees Off Glen Burnie Roadway Police ID Woman Killed Crashing Into Trees Off Glen Burnie Roadway
Police ID Woman Killed Crashing Into Trees Off Glen Burnie Roadway A 68-year-old woman was killed in Anne Arundel County over the weekend after losing control of her vehicle and coming to a crashing rest against two trees, police say. Glen Burnie resident Cynthia Herman has been identified by investigators as the person who was killed after crashing in the early evening on Friday, Feb. 2.  According to a spokesperson from the Anne Arundel County Police Department, shortly after 7 p.m. on Friday night, officers responded to a single-vehicle crash on Route 10 North near Mountain Road in Glen Burnie, where Herman crashed her 2011 Nissan Frontier. Invest…
Driver Dies Days After Clifton Crash Caused By Medical Emergency: Police Driver Dies Days After Clifton Crash Caused By Medical Emergency: Police
Driver Dies Days After Clifton Crash Caused By Medical Emergency: Police An 85-year-old Manassas driver died days after a Fairfax County crash caused by a medical emergency, police said. Charles McCallister was believed to have suffered a medical emergency before veering across the centerline and hitting a 2017 Honda Civic head-on around 6 p.m. Jan. 24, on Clifton Road near Johnny Moore Lane in Clifton, Fairfax County police said. Three occupants of the Ford Escape, including two young children, were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and were later released. McCallister was also hospitalized, and died on Jan. 28, authorities said. On Satu…
Woman Charged In Death Of Her 4-Week-Old Granddaughter In Bridgeport Woman Charged In Death Of Her 4-Week-Old Granddaughter In Bridgeport
Woman Charged In Death Of Her 4-Week-Old Granddaughter In Bridgeport A woman is behind bars after being charged with manslaughter in the death of her 4-week-old granddaughter in Fairfield County. Eleanor Herman, age 61, of Bridgeport, was charged on Tuesday, Jan. 23 for the Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021, death. According to Capt. Kevin Gilleran of the Bridgeport Police, officers were called to a Bronx Avenue home for a child not breathing. The baby was transported to the hospital by her uncle before police arrived, Gilleran said. Medical staff pronounced the baby dead, he added. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined the manner of death was homicide …
Children Found Unresponsive By Sister In Perryville Home, State Police Say Children Found Unresponsive By Sister In Perryville Home, State Police Say
Children Found Unresponsive By Sister In Perryville Home, State Police Say An investigation has been launched after two children were found dead inside a Northern Maryland home by their sister, state police say. In Cecil County, a 10-year-old boy and 14-year-old girl were pronounced dead by first responders in Perryville after being found unresponsive in their home, according to officials. The cause and manner of their deaths is pending an autopsy by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. At 1:20 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, Maryland State Police troopers were called to the 600 block of Cole Street to assist the Perryville Police Department, where they were met …
Life In Prison For Son Responsible For Butchering Mother In Tracy's Landing: State's Attorney Life In Prison For Son Responsible For Butchering Mother In Tracy's Landing: State's Attorney
Life In Prison For Son Responsible For Butchering Mother In Tracy's Landing: State's Attorney An Anne Arundel Judge has ruled that a 26-year-old man spend life in prison for the grisly murder of his mother in their Tracy's Landing home in 2021, authorities announced. Andrew Beavers was sentenced to life in prison for the first-degree murder of his mother, cybersecurity executive Juanita Naomi Koilpillai, 58, whose body was found poorly outside of their home after being reported missing. Anne Arundel County State's Attorney Anne Colt Leitess added that on top of the life sentence, Beavers was also hit with three years on a weapons charge. On July 25, 2021, prosecutors say that …
Dead Body Found In Southwest DC Trash Can IDd As Man Missing Since November Dead Body Found In Southwest DC Trash Can IDd As Man Missing Since November
Dead Body Found In Southwest DC Trash Can IDd As Man Missing Since November The mystery of Harry Keels came to a tragic end in Washington, DC, where the missing man was found dead, according to officials. Missing since November, Keels has been positively identified by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner as the person whose body was found inside of a trash can in Southwest DC last week. #MissingPerson 42-year-old Harry Keels, who was last seen in the 2800 block of Langston Place, Southeast, on Wednesday, November 1, 2023.Have info? Call (202) 727-9099/text 50411 pic.twitter.com/YQ2kedgGTv — DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) November 8, 2023 On Thursday …
Toddler Killed, Family Hospitalized In Two-Alarm Washington Co Blaze: Fire Marshal (DEVELOPING) Toddler Killed, Family Hospitalized In Two-Alarm Washington Co Blaze: Fire Marshal (DEVELOPING)
Toddler Killed, Family Hospitalized In Two-Alarm Washington Co Blaze: Fire Marshal (Developing) A 2-year-old toddler was killed and two others were sent to area hospitals in Maryland after a two-alarm blaze broke out in Washington County, according to the state fire marshal. At around 6:20 p.m. on Friday night, crews from the Smithburg Community Volunteer Fire Company and surrounding agencies were called to a house fire in the 20600 block of Military Road in Cascade, where there was a home converted into apartments up in flames, investigators said. Officials say that upon arrival, firefighters found a 24-year-old woman and 1-year-old child injured, with other tenants advising first re…
Human Remains Found In Southwest DC Trash Can, Police Say Human Remains Found In Southwest DC Trash Can, Police Say
Human Remains Found In Southwest DC Trash Can, Police Say An autopsy determined that the body found in a trashcan in Southwest DC was the victim of a homicide, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. Shortly before 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning, officers were called to the 1400 block of Canal Street SW, where there was a report of human remains that had been found. A Death Investigation in the 1400 block of Canal Street SW. No Lookout.DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/ EVENT #I20240003964 — DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) January 3, 2024 Officials say that they found an adult man inside of a trash can, and the Office of the Chief M…