Police identify woman found dead in bathtub


September 28, 2005|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Baltimore County police identified yesterday the woman whose body was found in a bathtub by firefighters extinguishing a fire Sunday night in her Overlea apartment.

Rakiyya States, 29, was found dead in a bathtub in her apartment on the first block of Mopec Circle in the Taylor Park Apartments after suffering trauma to her upper body, said Vickie Warehime, a Baltimore County police spokeswoman.

The state medical examiner's office has ruled the death a homicide. Warehime would not say what specific injuries States sustained.

Police have determined that the fire was intentionally set. Warehime said investigators have not established a motive or identified a suspect.

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