Autopsy shows strangulation


May 29, 2008|By RICHARD IRWIN

An autopsy performed on a woman found Tuesday morning in her East Baltimore rowhouse indicated that she was strangled, and police are investigating her death as a homicide.

About 11 a.m., Eastern District police responding to a 911 call entered the house in the 1700 block of N. Port St. and found Josephine House, 63, unconscious, said Agent Donny Moses, a police spokesman.

Moses said a preliminary investigation showed no signs of foul play.

Moses said an autopsy yesterday indicated the woman's death was caused by strangulation, and it was ruled a homicide. Moses said there were no apparent signs of forced entry into the house and that there were no suspects in custody or a motive.

Metro Crime Stoppers at 410-276-8888 is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and an indictment in the slaying.

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