Baltimore County police are investigating the death of an unidentified woman whose partially clad body was found today in a ditch off Interstate 95 and Interstate 695.
And a 21-year-old man was found stabbed to death in his West Baltimore row-house today. His death brought the city's homicide toll to 53 this year.
The dead woman was discovered by a motorist about 6:50 a.m. in a drainage ditch off the right side of I-95 near the ramp that leads to the eastbound Beltway. The motorist told a nearby crew of state road workers, who notified State Police.
The body, clad only in turquoise socks and blue jeans around the ankles, was taken to the medical examiner's office in Baltimore.
Sgt. Stephen Doarnberger, spokesman for the county police, said the woman had no identification on her body or nearby and showed no signs of external injury.
Sergeant Doarnberger said the woman apparently was in her late 20s or early 30s, and had a tattoo of an eagle, with the words "Harley-Davidson" on her right shoulder, and the word "Skip" underneath. Another tattoo, of a blue unicorn, was on her left forearm.
She was wearing two stud earrings in her right ear, with one red stone and one pink, and another pink stone earring in her left ear.
Her body was face-down in a drainage ditch, which contained
about two inches of water.
In the Baltimore stabbing, police said Rodney Lee Bradshear, 21, of the 1200 block W. Mosher St., was found lying dead inside his house by a relative at about 8:30 a.m. today.
Police said the victim suffered multiple stab wounds in the body and was dead at the scene. Several items were missing from the house, police said, but could not yet classify the incident as a robbery.
The body was taken to the medical examiner's office for an autopsy.