The city's streak of deadly violence continued yesterday as police reported several more suspicious deaths and homicides, including the discovery of an unidentified woman found dead behind a Northeast Baltimore elementary school.
Police said the partially clothed woman was found just after 7 a.m. yesterday in the 1900 block of Broadway outside Harford Heights Elementary School by a woman walking two children to class. Police said they had no other information.
The death had not been ruled a homicide late yesterday, police said, pending an autopsy.
About 10 p.m. Tuesday, Lamont Logan, 25, was fatally stabbed in the 6600 block of Knottwood Court in Northeast Baltimore after an altercation with a woman, police said. Logan, of the 1700 block of Windemere Ave., died about an hour later at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, police said.
Schevon Hendrick, 20, was arrested in the killing and charged with first-degree murder. He was being held last night at the city jail, police said.
Also Tuesday, Alycone Butts, 68, was found beaten to death in her home in the 2300 block of Reisterstown Road about 3 p.m., police said. A nephew, Terrance Carter, 38, was charged with first-degree murder in the slaying and is being held at the city jail, officials said.
Police said they found Carter in the nearby 2500 block of Francis St. while investigating a non fatal stabbing. Carter, who was charged with attempted murder in the stabbing, told police that his aunt was dead in the house, police said.
Police said they were investigating two other suspicious deaths of unidentified women whose bodies were found Tuesday. One was discovered about 2 a.m. in a burning rowhouse in the 2400 block of Woodbrook Ave. in Northwest Baltimore; the other was found about 7 a.m. in an isolated section of an industrial area in the 2200 block of Newkirk St. in Southeast Baltimore.
Police said 70 people have been homicide victims this year - four more than during the same time period in 2001. In the past 41 days, police have reported 34 homicides.
Anyone with information about the recent deaths is urged to call homicide detectives at 410-396-2100.