Woman found dead in drain

3 weekend killings investigated

November 10, 2003|By Richard Irwin | Richard Irwin,SUN STAFF

A mother of two teen-age daughters was found dead yesterday evening -- her body stuffed into the end of a storm drain near her Northeast Baltimore home, city police said.

The death was being investigated as an apparent homicide as police awaited an autopsy. If confirmed, it would be the fourth slaying since early Saturday.

About 5:30 p.m., a teen-age boy walking near a small stream that empties into Moore's Run near Radecke Avenue spotted the partially clad body and called police.

The woman was identified as Shannon Jackson, 36, a resident of the nearby 5400 block of Moore's Run Drive in the Cedonia area. Police said her body bore signs of head injuries and that it appeared she had been dead for 24 to 48 hours.

Anyone with information about the death was urged to call Detectives David Peckoo or Frank Miller at the homicide squad offices, 410-396-2100.

Police also were continuing investigations of three weekend slayings -- including a shooting and a stabbing in separate incidents late Saturday.

Oliver Walker, 20, of Northeast Baltimore was found lying on the front porch of a house in the 2700 block of E. Chase St. about 11 p.m. Saturday, bleeding from gunshot wounds to the chest and head. He died about 30 minutes later after being driven by friends to Johns Hopkins Hospital.

In the other case, an unidentified man who appeared to be homeless was found at Baltimore and Charles streets with stab wounds to his face and chest just after 11:30 p.m., police said. He was pronounced dead at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Police also said that a van taken in a carjacking Saturday afternoon outside a Northwest Baltimore restaurant after its owner was fatally shot was recovered early yesterday less than a mile from the slaying scene, but no arrest has been made.

The 1995 Chevrolet van was found by police about 2 a.m. parked in the 5500 block of Chrysler Ave. It belonged to Charles Warner Sr., 59, who was shot twice outside the Wendy's in the 4400 block of W. Northern Parkway during the carjacking, said Detective Irvin Bradley.

Warner, a retired employee of General Motors' Broening Highway plant, was married for 38 years and the grandfather of seven, Bradley said.

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