Police officer suspect in woman's death

January 11, 1993|By Peter Hermann | Peter Hermann,Staff Writer

A Baltimore police officer is a suspect in the murder of a young woman whose partially clad body was found yesterday morning in Gunpowder Falls State Park, a law enforcement source said last night.

No charges had been filed in the case by 11 p.m., but the source said the city police department had been notified of the investigation by Baltimore County homicide detectives.

A park ranger found the body of Gina Marie Nueslein, 22, of the 3300 block of Ramona Ave. in Northeast Baltimore, in a remote area at the end of Graces Quarters Road near the eastern edge of the county.

She had been reported missing by her parents Saturday after failing to arrive at work.

Although an exact cause of death could not be determined yesterday, police said they were treating the death as a homicide. They said evidence indicated the killing took place elsewhere and the body was dumped in the park.

The source said a witness saw a dark-colored pickup truck -- matching a description of a truck owned by the suspect -- in the area where the body was found.

The source also said that the woman had filed a paternity suit against the officer and that a court date was scheduled for Wednesday.

Sgt. Stephen R. Doarnberger, a Baltimore County police spokesman, would not discuss identification of a suspect in the case.

City police spokesman Sam Ringgold also would not comment.

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