Unidentified body is found in building

November 10, 1996|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

An exterminator called to a downtown Baltimore building to get rid of a maggot infestation found a bound and decomposing body on a vacant upper floor yesterday afternoon, city police reported.

The exterminator -- called to the building in the 400 block of W. Saratoga St. by the owners of a downstairs beauty shop -- found the partly clothed body on the fourth floor.

Homicide Detective Lynette Nevins said the body appeared to be that of a woman, but the race could not be determined.

Employees at the beauty shop had noticed a foul smell for about a week, she said.

The body appeared to have been in the building for several days, she said.

Police said the cause of death was unknown.

The body was taken to the state medical examiner's office for an autopsy.

Pub Date: 11/10/96

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