Body of city woman found Glen Burnie man was walking dog near Cromwell Field

3rd county homicide in '96

April 16, 1996|By TaNoah V. Sterling | TaNoah V. Sterling,SUN STAFF

A man walking his dog behind Cromwell Field Shopping Center yesterday found the body of a woman lying face down near a creek, county police said.

Anne Arundel police identified the woman through fingerprints but did not release her name yesterday because they had not yet notified her family.

The woman, a Baltimore resident in her 30s, had been dead about 12 hours when the Glen Burnie resident and his dog found her body shortly after 9 a.m. Police said they are investigating the death as a homicide.

"It wasn't that cold outside last night, and it just looks like it wasn't an exposure kind of death," said Sgt. Donald J. Hauf, head of the homicide division.

"She could have been brought there or she could have been murdered there," Sergeant Hauf said, "but it's not obvious to us what happened."

Police said the woman had not been reported missing.

The state medical examiner's office is expected to determine the cause of death today.

There were no signs of struggle near where the body was found, just north of the shopping center at Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard and 8th Avenue, Anne Arundel police said.

The man who found the body called police and took officers to the site.

It is the county's third homicide this year.

Pub Date: 4/16/96

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