Husband charged with killing teacher Her body found in Parkville home BALTIMORE COUNTY

September 29, 1993|By Ed Brandt | Ed Brandt,Staff Writer

The husband of a Baltimore schoolteacher whose bloody body was found in their Parkville townhouse surrendered to the Baltimore County police last night and was charged with first-degree murder.

David M. Laurendine Sr., 50, of 27 Teakwood Court in Parkville walked into the Towson Precinct shortly past 8 p.m. and told the police, "I understand you're looking for me," a department spokesman said.

He had been charged in a warrant with killing his wife, 36-year-old Darlene Vanessa Laurendine.

Mrs. Laurendine was believed to have been shot in the head, according to police spokesman E. Jay Miller Jr.

A bullet hole was found in the wall of a front bedroom, where she was lying on the floor in her night clothes.

Mrs. Laurendine was a special education teacher at Harlem Park Middle School.

The body was discovered in the early morning hours after a relative called county police to report that Mr. Laurendine had dropped the couple's 4-year-old daughter off at the relative's home in the 700 block of Yale Ave. in Southwest Baltimore.

The relative told police that the child's clothing was bloodstained and that she was concerned about Mrs. Laurendine's welfare.

Police forced their way into the townhouse and found Mrs. Laurendine's body.

The relative told police that Mr. Laurendine had driven to the Yale Street address to leave the child, then left on foot after saying he wanted the child to "be safe."

Neighbors told police that the couple argued frequently and that Mrs. Laurendine might have been preparing to leave.

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