Man, 18, found dead in business park in apparent...

ARUNDEL DIGEST

November 12, 2001

Man, 18, found dead in business park in apparent homicide

GLEN BURNIE - An 18- year-old Glen Burnie man whose body was discovered early yesterday in the parking lot of a business complex was the apparent victim of a homicide, police say.

The body of Elvin R. Johnson Jr. of the 600 block of Leprechaun Lane was discovered about 1:30 a.m. by a security guard who was patrolling Cloverleaf Business Park off Veterans Lane in Glen Burnie, according to Anne Arundel County police. "The victim suffered from trauma to the upper body," a police spokesman said. "Based on the trauma to the victim and evidence recovered at the crime scene, the death is being investigated as a homicide."

Police would not release details yesterday about the specific nature of the man's fatal injuries or evidence police recovered at the scene. The body was taken to the medical examiner's office in Baltimore for an autopsy.

Man in serious condition after motorcycle crash

PASADENA - A 40-year-old Linthicum man was in serious condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center yesterday with head and internal injuries after crashing his motorcycle.

Donald French Herndon Jr. of the 700 block of Andover Road was traveling west on Magothy Bridge Road at Gene Road at 1:18 a.m. yesterday when he lost control on a curve, struck a curb and was ejected from his 1992 Harley-Davidson motorcycle, Anne Arundel County police said.

Investigators said Herndon had entered the curve at a high speed.

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