Baltimore County police believe a 19-year-old exotic dancer, whose body was found last night in her Essex-area apartment, may have been strangled. An an autopsy, scheduled today, was expected to reveal the exact cause of death.
The woman, whose name was being withheld pending notification of her parents, who reside out of state, lived in a third-floor apartment in the 1400 block of Coldstream Road in the Hartland Run Apartments, where she was discovered about 6 p.m. by her roommate, also an exotic dancer.
Police said both women worked at Memories, a bar in the 4000 block of North Point Blvd.
The roommate, other dancers at Memories and the management of the bar were routinely questioned by homicide detectives to learn with whom the victim kept company or if she was afraid of anyone.