Investigators are searching for identities of two bodies

July 25, 1993|By Kris Antonelli | Kris Antonelli,Staff Writer

City homicide investigators were trying to determine yesterday the identities of a dead woman found rolled in plastic trash bags and a man who was shot fatally as he ran from a car on Reisterstown Road.

The woman's body was found at 8:10 a.m. yesterday by a passer-by in an alley behind the 4600 block of Homer Ave.

Police said the woman died of "blunt trauma" injuries to her head, but what instrument had been used was unclear.

Lt. Robert Floyd, of the Northwestern District, said he did not believe that the woman had been dead long. Her body was found in plain view on a grassy spot in the alley behind rowhouses, he said.

No description of the woman was available.

In the man's shooting, police were called to the Auto Glo Body Shop in the 6100 block of Reisterstown Road at 2:48 p.m. yesterday.

They found a black man in his 20s on the floor inside a bay door of the shop with one gunshot wound to the head.

Lieutenant Floyd said witnesses told investigators that the victim was in a white compact car with another man at a stop sign in the 6100 block of Reisterstown Road when he jumped out and then was shot.

"He ran up the sidewalk and around to the back of the auto shop," the lieutenant said. "He fell across the hood of a parked car and then collapsed just inside the bay door of the shop."

The car sped away, Lieutenant Floyd said.

A few minutes later, investigators seized a gray Mercedes-Benz parked in the lot of a 7-Eleven store about two blocks away and were questioning the owner.

Detective Edward Wilson declined comment on the motive for the slaying or any details of the case. Lieutenant Floyd said the shooting was unusual for the area, which is close to the Baltimore County line.

"It's usually just property crime or some purse snatchings around here," he said. "Nothing like this."

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