Police probing homicide seek victim's backpack

Woman, 23, was carrying bag when she left work in Cockeysville


Baltimore County police are seeking the public's help in locating a backpack belonging to Tiona Katrice Smith, who was discovered dead Sunday in the back yard of a home in the 6800 block of Fox Meadow Road in the Woodmoor area.

The medical examiner has determined the death to be a homicide, caused by multiple sharp force injuries. The backpack is described as gray with dark patches and may contain clothing belonging to the victim.

Detectives know that Smith, 23, worked at the McDonald's in the Cockeysville area and that she typically traveled by public transit to her home in the 3900 block of Mountwood Road in Southwest Baltimore.

She left work wearing her blue McDonald's uniform and carrying the backpack.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call Baltimore County police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7-LOCKUP (1-866-756-2587). Those calling Metro Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and might be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

November 9, 2005, 3:50 PM EST

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