The body of a 70-year-old East Baltimore invalid was found today in the victim's well-kept rowhouse by a city social worker who visited the woman daily to bathe her.
Homicide Detective Rick James said the body of Mary Dorsey, of 1715 N. Wolfe St., was found about 9:10 a.m. by an unidentified employee of the Department of Social Services. Dorsey, a stroke victim since 1979, was found dressed in her nightgown and lying on a sofa of a first-floor front room.
The house had been ransacked, James said, and the apparent motive for the break-in was robbery. The cause of death has not been determined, although detectives were considering that the woman had been strangled because a bloodied towel was found near her body.