Two women found dead in car trunk

January 15, 2002|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

The bodies of two women - apparently those of a missing 70-year-old bar owner and her daughter-in-law - were found by Anne Arundel County police last night in Glen Burnie, in the trunk of a car.

County police said they discovered the bodies shortly after 10 p.m. in the 7600 block of Ridgewater Court last night after receiving a call from a resident, reporting what appeared to be blood dripping from the trunk.

When officers forced it open, they found the bodies of two white females, said spokesman Charles Ravenell.

He would not speculate early today if the two bodies might be those of Laverne May Browning, owner of Captain Buck's bar on Fort Smallwood Road, and her daughter-in-law, Tamie Browning.

The white 1991 Oldsmobile is registered to Tamie Browning and her husband, Randy, the bar owner's son, according to police.

Randy Browning had called authorities about 9:30 a.m. yesterday, saying he had gone to his mother's house in the 200 block of Margate Drive in Glen Burnie and could not find her or her car, police said.

He also told police that his wife, Tamie, had been missing since Friday.

Blood found at the mother's house raised suspicions about her disappearance, police said, before the discovery of the two bodies in the trunk of the daughter-in-law's car. They did not say where in the house the blood was found.

The bodies were to be taken to the state medical examiner's office in Baltimore for autopsies and identification, police said.

Anyone with information about the disappearance of the two women, or about who had left the car on Ridgewater Court, was asked to call county police at 410-222-6135.

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