Crime Watch



Man charged after finding of remains

A 20-year-old Waldorf man was charged with murder this weekend after the remains of the body of a Baltimore man were found in Charles and Prince George's counties, police said yesterday.

Octavius Savage was charged with first- and second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault and possession of a deadly weapon, said Agent Donny Moses, a spokesman for the Baltimore Police Department. Savage was being held at Central Booking and Intake Center.

Police did not identify the victim yesterday, except to say he lived in the 1400 block of Dukeland St. in West Baltimore. Police believe he was killed in Baltimore.

A container with burned human remains was discovered May 3 in Charles County while a brush fire was being extinguished, said Kristen Timko, a spokeswoman for the Charles County Sheriff's Office.

Timko said evidence found at the scene led detectives to Baltimore, where they learned of the disappearance of a man who matched the description of the victim. The man's disappearance had not been officially reported to police.

Baltimore detectives then obtained a search warrant to enter the victim's home, where they found evidence linking Savage to the killing, Moses said.

On Saturday, according to Timko, police found more remains in a field in southern Prince George's County, less than two miles over the Charles County line.

Late Saturday, Moses said, Baltimore police traveled to Charles County, where Savage was being held on an unrelated crime, and served him with an arrest warrant.

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