Baltimore woman, 66, killed in assault at home

Police say female relative is 'person of interest' in case

September 18, 2010|By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun

A 66-year-old woman died Friday in what police called a "homicide by aggravated assault" after being found with head injuries at a West Baltimore home. A female relative was described as a "person of interest" in the case.

Officers responding to a call from a home in the 1500 block of North Stricker Street at 7:50 p.m. Friday arrived to find Cecelia Mitchell suffering from head trauma, police Det. Jeremy Silbert said.

Mitchell, whose address had not been determined, was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, Silbert said. She died of her injuries at 8:37 p.m., he said.

"It appears there was some sort of argument in the house, and that's when the victim was struck on the head with some sort of blunt object," Silbert said.

A female relative who was in the house when police arrived was brought in and questioned by homicide detectives as a "person of interest," Silbert said. No charges had been filed as of early Saturday afternoon, he said.

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