Police identify park victim

August 22, 2008|By Richard Irwin | Richard Irwin,Sun reporter

Baltimore police released yesterday the name of the woman whose body was found Aug. 15 in Herring Run Park and said she was a student at the Community College of Baltimore County at Essex.

Kiuna Jackson, 19, of the 1300 block of Windemere Ave. in the Ednor Gardens-Lakeside community had no criminal record or associations with criminals, said Agent Donny Moses, a police spokesman.

About 7 a.m. Aug. 15, a jogger discovered her body lying on rocks under the Harford Road bridge between a paved trail and Herring Run.

Moses said an autopsy by the state medical examiner's office determined that Jackson had been strangled. No arrest had been made.

"From what our investigation has shown, she was an innocent victim," Moses said. "She was a good girl who suffered a tragic death."

He said Jackson graduated from Northern High School and was attending CCBC.

He said there was nothing to link her death with those of several other women, some of them prostitutes, who were beaten or strangled over the past several months around the city.

Reached by telephone last night, a family member declined to comment on Jackson's death.

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 Jackson's killing.

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