Death of man, 21, being investigated as a homicide

November 14, 1999|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

The death of a 21-year-old Laurel man who was found on his living room floor Friday evening is being investigated as a homicide, Laurel police said yesterday.

Ryan Odell Mance, 21, of the 1400 block of Chapacove Court was unresponsive when he was discovered by his mother about 5: 30 p.m. Police said someone entered the home, assaulted Mance and took his 1993 mauve GEO Prism.

Mance was pronounced dead at the scene from blunt force trauma to the head. Autopsy results reportedly will not be available for several days.

Baltimore television reports said last night that Mance was a Bowie State University student, but Laurel police could not confirm that. Bowie State officials were unavailable last night.

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