Man found hanged on Arundel porch

January 26, 1995|By Gregory P. Kane | Gregory P. Kane,Sun Staff Writer

A teacher at the Bay Country Children's Learning Center discovered the body of a man hanging from the school's porch as she was leading children out to play yesterday morning, county police said.

Melissa Fullerton was leading a group of 3-year-olds to the playground about 9 a.m. when she saw the body, said Carolyn Nutwell, a kindergarten teacher and director at the day care center in the 100 block of Admiral Cochrane Drive, just outside Annapolis.

Mrs. Fullerton closed the door immediately and sent the children back into the school before any of them saw the body, Ms. Nutwell said. The staff called police.

Mrs. Fullerton was so upset that she left early to go home, Ms. Nutwell said.

The man may have climbed over a fence in the back yard of the school to get to the porch. Police spokesman Officer Maxwell Frye said police were withholding the man's name until his relatives are notified.

He said detectives found one set of footprints leading from the fence to where the man was found hanging by a rope from the porch. Police classified the case as a suspicious death pending the completion of an investigation, police said.

Bay Country is across from the Columbia Medical Center and near University College, where students have classes until about 10 p.m.

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