After 2 months, slain woman is still unidentified

November 09, 1995|By Peter Hermann | Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF

It's been nearly two months since Detective Homer Pennington pulled up to a slaying scene in North Baltimore and found a woman lying dead on the sidewalk and a paper bag of food in a gutter.

But so far, he has learned little else. The dead woman remains unidentified.

The FBI couldn't match her fingerprints. A portrait of the woman posted in the Waverly neighborhood hasn't helped. Witnesses saw a car pull away from the scene near Chestnut Hill Avenue and Old York Road.

"It's like she's a mystery woman," Detective Pennington said yesterday, hoping that making the case public will help find a name.

The shooting occurred about 1 a.m. on Sept. 11. Police found the woman's body on the sidewalk with gunshot wounds to her head and other parts of her body.

The victim is described as between 25 and 30 years old, 5 feet 6 inches tall and about 112 pounds. Each ear was pierced twice. She was wearing a white Nike T-shirt, blue jeans and white tennis shoes.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Homicide Unit at 396-2100.

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