Man's body, unharmed child found in vacant Jessup home

Police await autopsy for cause of death for male victim

April 30, 2011|By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun

A man's body was discovered inside a vacant Jessup home Saturday, along with a young boy — who was unharmed — Howard County police said.

Police identified the man as Najib Malik Abdullah, 26, of Jessup. Detectives believe they are a father and son who were last seen Tuesday leaving a relative's home in Jessup following a domestic incident.

Police were called just after 3 p.m. to a home in the 8700 block of Mary Lane, where a family member of the resident returned to the check on the house and found the man's body and the 5-year-old inside.

No one has been living in the home and it appears the man broke a window to gain entry, police said, but it is unclear when they entered the home.

The boy was taken to Howard County General Hospital but was in good condition, police said. A autopsy has been scheduled to determined the cause of death for the man.

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