City police probe case of woman found dead

Seeking possible links to rapes, sexual assaults in E. Baltimore

November 18, 2009|By Richard Irwin

Police are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found Tuesday behind an East Baltimore convenience store. They will examine evidence from the scene and the body to determine if any of it matches evidence in the rapes or sexual assaults of nine women near bus stops since Oct. 20, said city police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi.

About 4:30 p.m., a man walking in the rear of a convenience store in the 900 block of E. Eager St. in the Johnston Square community saw the body lying in a grassy area and called police from the store, Guglielmi said. He said the woman, believed to be in her early 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene and that her head showed signs of injury.

In unrelated cases, police Tuesday identified three men fatally shot in separate incidents. Police said Antonio T. Smith, 18, of the 600 block N. Glover St. was shot late Sunday night in the 1900 block of W. Lanvale St. and died at a hospital.

Early Sunday, Carron Spruiel of the 2600 block of Garrison Blvd. was found shot to death in a vacant house in the 2900 block of Garrison Blvd.

On Nov. 8, Kenneth R. Jones, 46, of Abingdon was shot in the head as he entered a van in the 3000 block of Towanda Ave. and died a short time later at Sinai Hospital.

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