Body found in tub was that of writer-designer

June 16, 1994

The body of a man found dead in an Annapolis apartment Monday has been identified as that of Gardner D. Brown, 64, a free-lance writer and logo designer.

The body was found in the bathtub at 95 1/2 West St. shortly after an employee of a business located under the apartment called police to report an odor. Officers entered the residence and found the body, nude except for a shirt over the head.

Results of an autopsy performed yesterday were inconclusive. The cause of death won't be known until toxicology tests are completed, police said.

Police said they believe that Mr. Brown had been dead for several days and are treating the death as a possible homicide.

Country Curtains store is burglarized

An undisclosed amount of cash was stolen from the Country Curtains store in the 100 block of Jennifer Road sometime Sunday or Monday morning, county police said.

The thieves entered through the wall of a vacant building adjoining the store,emptied the cash registers and a safe kept on the manager's desk, then left by the back door, police said.

Man, 42, is charged with trying to steal film

County police arrested a man accused of trying to steal more than $200 worth of film Tuesday afternoon from a Giant store in the 2300 block of Forest Drive.

Joseph E. Lewis, 42, of the 2000 block of Rayland Road in Palmer Park was charged with one count of theft under $300.

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