Woman found wrapped in plastic was killed, police say

42-year-old Coldstream-Homestead-Montebello resident reported missing Wednesday

December 19, 2010|By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun

A woman whose body was found wrapped in plastic has been identified as a 42-year-old who had been reported missing Wednesday. She was found in her own home, police said.

Police responded to the 1800 block of 29th St. Saturday afternoon for a report of a body wrapped in a tarp. Detective Kevin Brown, a city police spokesman, said a relative found the body in the basement and called police.

Brown said the victim, Karen Ferrell, had been reported missing Dec. 15. A cause of death had not been confirmed pending an autopsy, and no suspects or motives were available.

Ferrell lived in the Coldstream-Homestead-Montebello neighborhood of Northeast Baltimore. According to her Facebook page, she was a graduate of Baltimore City College and Morgan State University.

Her daughter wrote on her own page, "Just lost tha backbone of the family this is unreal to me. … I feel empty like my heart is gone."


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