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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | July 5, 2014
The body of a swimmer who had gone missing at Patapsco State Valley Park on Friday was recovered on Saturday, officials said. Baltimore County Fire Lt. Paul Massarelli said the man was last seen at about 3 p.m. while swimming near the dam. Family members searched unsuccessfully for about 30 minutes before notifying authorities. Would-be rescuers dived unsuccessfully for about three hours before calling off the search, which was resumed Saturday morning. The man was identified as Alvaro L. Rivadineira Ordonez, 27, of Cheverly, by Maryland Department of Natural Resources police.
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June 29, 2014
A 69-year-old Timonium man was rescued last week after a body surfing incident in Ocean City left him face down in the water, police said. The victim was pulled out of the beach at 82 Street at around noon June 25, said Butch Arbin, captain of the Ocean City Beach Patrol. Crews were unable to find a pulse when they first pulled him ashore. After several rounds of CPR, the man's pulse returned. He was also treated for facial abrasions and neck injuries. Police said he was taken to Peninsula Regional Medical Center for treatment.
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By Tim Swift, The Baltimore Sun | June 29, 2014
Maryland State Police ruled Saturday that a man whose body was found Friday in a rural part of Carroll County was murdered. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore have determined that Prakash Rampatsingh, 50, of Hanover, Pa., died from a gunshot wound. Crews working on a nearby cell tower found the body in a field near Hampstead Friday. Because of the condition of the body, police believe that Rampatsingh was killed recently. Police said Rampatsingh property manager in Baltimore and often traveled along Falls Road, near where his body was found.
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By Tim Swift and Sean Welsh, The Baltimore Sun | June 29, 2014
Divers with the Baltimore County Police Department on Sunday recovered the body of a man who went missing Saturday at the Beaver Dam Swim Club in Cockeysville. Baltimore County police and fire spokesman Cpl. John Wachter said the body of Steve Curtis Jennings Jr., 36, of New Carrolton, was recovered from the water at 7:40 p.m. Sunday. Family members said he was last seen about 2:45 p.m. Saturday near a diving board at the freshwater quarry, which has an average depth of about 40 feet.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | June 27, 2014
The body of a man was discovered along a wooded area in northern Carroll County early Friday morning, Maryland State Police said. At around 8 a.m., deputies from the Carroll County Sheriff's office recovered the body near a grain field in Hampstead, police said. The body was close to a gated access road that leads to a cell phone tower not far from Falls Road. The body was first spotted by members of a crew working on the cell tower, police said. A search of the area by crime scene technicians did not turn up any weapons.
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The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2014
If you've ever said you've seen enough of Towson-born Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps for one lifetime, I submit to you evidence that you may have spoken too soon. Phelps, the record-setting Olympic swimmer, is one of 22 athletes appearing nude in ESPN The Magazine's The Body Issue, which features photo spreads of the world's top athletes, well, out of uniform. Phelps will join tennis star Venus Williams, Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch (Beast Mode indeed), Texas first baseman Prince Fielder, Oklahoma City forward Serge Ibaka, and Arizona wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, and former Maryland soccer player and current United States national team defender Omar Gonzalez.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | June 23, 2014
A Halethorpe man was stabbed several times with a box cutter inside his home before his body was disposed of in the stairwell of a vacant home in Baltimore a day later, according to charging documents. Baltimore County Police on Saturday charged three men with first-degree murder in connection with the death of 47-year-old Brian Michael Reiser who was stabbed in his home in 5600 block of Southwestern Boulevard and found days later dead in Baltimore City. Kevin Brooks Pendergraph, 31, of Baltimore; Roy Bernard Munson, 18, of Pikesville; and Eric Patrick Henry, 37, who is homeless, are being held without bail and did not have attorneys listed in court records.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | June 21, 2014
An Arbutus man was killed in his home this week by three people who later dumped his body in the stairwell of a vacant home in Baltimore, Baltimore County police said Saturday. Three men were charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death on Saturday - Kevin Brooks Pendergraph, 31, of Baltimore; Roy Bernard Munson, 18, of Pikesville; and Eric Patrick Henry, 37, who is homeless. The men were all held without bail and did not have attorneys listed in court records. On Thursday, someone notified police that Brian Michael Reiser, 49, of the 5600 block of Southwestern Blvd., had not been heard from in a couple of days and that this was out of the ordinary, police said.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | June 21, 2014
A woman's body was found in the woods in Westminster early Saturday morning, though the Carroll County Sheriff's Office does not believe foul play was involved. Police discovered the body near the first block of N. Cranberry Road around 1:30 a.m. after someone reported finding it. The woman was identified as Michelle Long, 32, who is believed to be homeless. The sheriff's office said alcohol and narcotics are likely contributing factors in her death and that an autopsy will determine the cause of death.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | June 18, 2014
Dr. James Ellicott Tyson Hopkins, a retired thoracic surgeon and decorated World War II veteran who drew on his battlefield experience to advocate for the use of body armor, died of heart failure Monday at his home near Bel Air. He was 99. He served during World War II with a fabled unit, Merrill's Marauders, behind enemy lines in Burma. Born on his family's farm near Highland in Howard County, he was a descendant of Johns Hopkins, the Quaker philanthropist who founded the Baltimore hospital and university.
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