Police charge suspect a year after killing Curtis Bay woman's body was found along road in Anne Arundel in 1997

August 01, 1998|By Kirsten Scharnberg | Kirsten Scharnberg,SUN STAFF

More than a year after the body of a Baltimore woman who had been stabbed to death was found along a roadside in Anne Arundel County, authorities have charged another woman with murder.

Anne Arundel police charged Emily Marie Fulcher, 34, who has no fixed address, with first-degree murder in the death of Linda Sue Dickey, 43, of Curtis Bay. Fulcher is being held without bail in the Anne Arundel County Detention Center.

Dickey's body was found just before 6 a.m. April 23, 1997, lying partly in the street in the 7700 block of Harmans Road at a secluded bend near a farm in Severn.

Nearby residents told police they heard a car door slam and screeching tires about 5: 30 a.m.

Responding to an anonymous tip, Anne Arundel homicide detectives questioned Fulcher about Dickey's death and charged her Thursday.

Officer Carol Frye, a police spokeswoman, said Fulcher has acknowledged being with Dickey during the early morning of the day the body was found.

"We are not certain how the two women know each other," said Frye.

In the months since Dickey's death, her daughter, Cheryl Watkins of Glen Burnie, has told authorities that her mother was a drug user and had been seeking treatment.

Frye said Fulcher told authorities that she and Dickey got into an argument.

Authorities say Dickey was stabbed once in the chest with a sharp object.

Pub Date: 8/01/98

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