Police seek ID of victim

CRIME WATCH

Baltimore & Region

December 28, 2005|By NICK SHIELDS

Baltimore County police are asking for the public's help in identifying the body of a man found early Saturday after he was shot and burned.

Police released an artist's sketch of the victim, whose body was found along southbound Interstate 83 near Parkton in northern Baltimore County, police said.

About 1:30 a.m. Dec. 24, county fire and police responded to the roadside of I-83 between Middletown Road and Mount Carmel Road for what was believed to be a brush fire, according to police.

After extinguishing the fire, officials discovered the burned body, police said.

The state medical examiner's office determined that the body is that of a black male, in his late teens to early 20s, about 5 foot 6 to 5 foot 8, and weighing about 140 to 160 pounds. His hair was in cornrows and he had a slight mustache with chin hair, police said.

Police said they have no suspects and know of no motive in the killing. Anyone with information is asked to call county police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 866-756-2587.

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