Death of Annapolis-area woman ruled homicide

October 29, 2003|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

The state medical examiner has ruled the death of an Annapolis-area woman whose body was found this month a homicide but was unable to determine exactly how the woman was killed, Anne Arundel County police said yesterday.

Nancy C. Leonard, 52, told her family Sept. 4 that she was walking to a nearby convenience store to buy cigarettes, police said. Relatives called police when she hadn't returned the next day.

A month later, a construction crew discovered a body in a wooded area off Old Mill Bottom Road, about a mile from Leonard's home on Blossom Tree Court, police said.

Because of decomposition, the medical examiner could tell only that the death was homicide due to upper body trauma.

It is the county's 15th homicide this year, compared with 11 in all of last year.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call police at 410-222-3458.

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