Exposure victim identified as homeless man

January 25, 1994

The man who apparently died of exposure to last week's cold weather was identified yesterday as a 34-year-old homeless man who frequented a Salvation Army shelter, county police said.

The state medical examiner's office in Baltimore has not determined a cause of death for Raymond Heffelfinger, but police believe he succumbed to subfreezing temperatures. Children walking on a trail near the 700 block of Oakwood Road about noon Friday found the body. Police said Mr. Heffelfinger apparently slipped on ice two days earlier and was knocked unconscious.

Man fights driver, takes his mini-van

County police are searching for a man who hid in the back of a van at a Glen Burnie convenience store and drove away with it after getting into a fight with the driver.

Lawrence George Hinks, 63, of the first block of Sunset Drive in Pasadena, told police he left his mini-van unlocked at the 7-Eleven on Marley Neck Boulevard near Howard Road about 5:15 a.m. Saturday.

Police said a man apparently got into the 1989 Chevrolet van, grabbed Mr. Hinks a few minutes after he drove away from the store and ordered him to pull over. Mr. Hinks did, but refused to get out of the car.

The two men ended up fighting in the street near the Maryland Manor Nursing Center. The man then got into Mr. Hinks' van and drove off.

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