Decomposed body found in Catonsville

BALTIMORE COUNTY DIGEST

October 06, 2007

Police were trying to identify a badly decomposed body found yesterday morning in Catonsville.

Baltimore County police received a call about 11 a.m. reporting the discovery of the body. A BGE worker had been laying power lines when he found the body in a wooded area behind the 200 block of Bloomsbury Ave., said Cpl. Michael Hill, a department spokesman.

Because of the condition of the body, police were unable to say yesterday whether it was a man or a woman. Police did not provide an estimate of how long the body had been in the woods.

The body was to be taken to the state medical examiner's office. Once police learn the sex and the approximate age of the person, they will review missing-persons reports and, if they believe the person was homeless, talk to officers who patrol the area, Hill said.

Jennifer Choi

Library

Six branches begin Sunday hours

Six branches of the Baltimore County library will be open on Sundays through the end of April, starting tomorrow.

The branches that will be open on Sundays through April 27, 2008 are: Catonsville, 1100 Frederick Road; Cockeysville, 9833 Greenside Drive; North Point, 1716 Merritt Blvd.; Pikesville, 1301 Reisterstown Road; Randallstown, 8604 Liberty Road; and White Marsh, 8133 Sandpiper Circle.

The branches will be open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays.

The Towson library, 320 York Road, provides service on Sundays year round. Oregon Ridge

`Dog's Day' aids Animal Rescue

"Dog's Day in the Park," an event to benefit Animal Rescue Inc., a nonprofit, privately operated shelter, is scheduled for tomorrow at Oregon Ridge Park.

The event, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., will include dog games, nail trimming for dogs, vendors, food and 1K and 5K walks.

Information: www.animalrescueinc.org.

Government

County offers discount-tree coupons

County officials are encouraging homeowners to plant trees in their yards this fall and are offering $10 coupons toward the purchase of trees at participating nurseries.

The coupons can be used for trees with a retail value of at least $25. Fruit trees, tall shrubs and trees considered to be invasive species, including Norway maples, Bradford pears and mimosas, are not eligible.

Information: 410-887-4488.

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