Harford County police say death was a homicide

August 08, 2010|By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun

Harford County police said Sunday that a woman found dead at her home in Street over the weekend had been killed.

Paramedics were called to the 1500 block of Clearview Drive about 9:20 p.m. Saturday for a possible cardiac arrest, but they contacted police as soon as they saw the woman, 52-year-old Deborah Elaine Burgess.

"What they found was not indicative of cardiac arrest," said Monica Worrell, a spokeswoman for the Harford County Sheriff's Office. "There was trauma to the body."

Burgess, first discovered by her roommate, was declared dead at the scene.

She lived in a normally quiet mobile-home community in northern Harford County, where violent crime is rare.

The sheriff's office asks people with information to send tips to harfordsheriff.org/wanted or call Harford Crime Solvers, 888-540-8477.

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