ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY — Woman who survived beating found in woods
An unidentified woman who survived an apparent bludgeoning was found lying in the woods yesterday morning in the Brooklyn Park area of Anne Arundel County, authorities said.
County police said the woman was discovered by an employee of Donaldson's Glass & Mirror Co. in the 4700 block of Bell Grove Road. The employee opened a rear door of the building and noticed a puddle of blood on the ground with traces leading into the nearby woods, police said.
When police responded about 7:30 a.m., they found the woman alive but having trouble breathing. She was flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where she was in critical condition last night from blunt-force trauma to the head.
The victim was described as a white female, 20 to 25 years old, 5 feet 5 inches, 130 pounds, with sandy blond hair. Police said she had six tattoos on her body, including one that said "Dawn and Steve" and another that said "Chuck."
Anyone with information about the woman should contact the Anne Arundel County Police at 222-8050.
Woman, 28, charged in boyfriend's slaying
PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY
A 28-year-old Prince George's County woman was charged with first-degree murder yesterday in the shooting death of her boyfriend, whose body was found behind an apartment complex in Riverdale.
According to county police, the shooting followed an argument between the two Friday evening.
At 11:52 p.m., Riverdale police officers were called to the apartment of Joann Rodgers in the 5500 block of 54th Avenue after a report that shots had been fired. Upon arrival, they were told that Edgar Rochester Clark, 44, of the same apartment, had been shot in a domestic dispute, but saw no victim.
Shortly afterward, a passer-by reported finding a body behind the apartment complex. Riverdale officers returned and found Mr. Clark, who had been shot once in the chest. He was taken to Prince George's Hospital Center in Cheverly, where he was pronounced dead at 1:15 a.m.
Ms. Rodgers was arrested shortly afterward and charged in his death. She was being held without bond yesterday, county police said.
Man found stabbed to death in bedroom chair
A 36-year-old man who was fatally stabbed early yesterday was discovered sitting in a chair in his bedroom, Baltimore police said.
David I. Morris of the 500 block of North Gilmor Street was found about 7 a.m. by his girlfriend when she woke up, police said. The woman told police that she thought Mr. Morris was asleep in the chair until she realized he wasn't moving.
Mr. Morris had been stabbed once in the chest between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m., police said.
There was no indication that anyone had broken into the home and no apparent motive, police said. The weapon, believed to be a knife, has not been found, they said.