Man found dead on street in Harwood

February 03, 2007|By Dan Lamothe | Dan Lamothe,Special to The Sun

Residents of a southern Anne Arundel County community woke up yesterday to police officers searching for clues in the death of a man found on a side street.

County police described the man's injuries as "apparent trauma to the upper body."

"I've been here for more than 19 years, and I've never seen anything like this," said Dick Iannucci, a resident in the Harwood neighborhood where the body was found about 2 a.m.

Cpl. Sara Schriver, a police spokeswoman, said the body was found on Richardson Drive, a narrow, dead-end street in an area dotted with horse farms and homes assessed at more than $500,000 each in county records.

The body was a half-mile from Southern High School.

Police declined to reveal the victim's identity, pending notification of relatives.

Residents said some of them were awakened at 3 a.m. by officers knocking on doors seeking leads.

"They told us someone had been shot, and they asked us if we had seen or heard anything," said Larry Grigsby, a Richardson Drive resident for more than 12 years.

Grigsby said he heard what he thinks might have been a single gunshot about 9:30 p.m. or 10 p.m. Thursday.

Schriver would not comment on whether the victim was shot.

"I don't like to think of my quiet neighborhood having these kinds of problems," said Iannucci, who lives on Richardson Drive.

The death is the second recorded by county police since last weekend.

A week ago, Darrell Hamilton, 25, of Prince George's County was found dead in Glen Burnie, police said.

The cause of death has not been released.

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