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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | May 15, 2011
An elderly couple was found dead Saturday night in their Carroll County home that emergency personnel discovered to contain 80 times the normal level of carbon monoxide. Lewis Keyser, 81 and his 84-year-old wife, Betty, were found in the basement of the house. Relatives told Maryland State police that they found the house in the 1900 block of Lang Road in Hampstead filled with soot and haze Police said Sunday that no foul play is suspected and that the couple was last seen on Thursday.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | October 18, 2012
A Pikesville man charged in his grandparents' death last month has been extradited and is being held in the Baltimore County Detention Center, police said. Matthew Charles Long, 31, was transported from Oklahoma Wednesday and is now being held without bail. He faces two counts of first degree murder in the deaths of his grandparents, Vaughn and Marjorie Pepper, on Sept. 10. Long was found unresponsive in a motel room on Sept. 11, near Route 40 in Weatherford, Okla., after he did not check out of the room, authorities there said.
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February 18, 2004
An elderly couple turning into the parking lot of Howard County General Hospital's oncology department office yesterday morning were seriously injured after being struck by a Lexus driven by a 58-year-old man, Howard County police said. The other driver was unhurt. Charles R. Rogers, 81, accompanied by his wife, Betty, 72, was driving west on Little Patuxent Parkway, near Freshaire Lane, in their 1994 Ford Taurus when he turned left into the parking lot of the Central Maryland Oncology Center, police said.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | September 11, 2012
An elderly man and woman were found dead in a Pikesville home Monday afternoon with injuries that led Baltimore County police to begin investigating their deaths as homicides. Police identified them today as Vaughn George Pepper, 87; and Marjorie Marie Pepper, 85. Police believe the two were killed in a home in the Sudbrook Park neighborhood, and they are looking for a third party, said Cpl. Cathy Batton, a police spokeswoman. Police said they do not believe that this was a random crime, but caution that the investigation is continuing.
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By ANICA BUTLER | February 25, 2006
Anne Arundel County police were seeking yesterday to determine whether the deaths of an elderly couple in Glen Burnie on Thursday were a double homicide or a murder/suicide, police said yesterday. About 6:40 p.m. Thursday, police went to a home in the 1600 block of Lorimer Road where two people were reported to be unresponsive and not breathing. A man there told police he came home and found the bodies of his parents, Owen James Queen and Dorothy Lee Queen, both 73. Police discovered that Owen Queen had a gunshot wound to the upper body, but Dorothy Queen's cause of death was not immediately apparent, police said.
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July 31, 2005
Police were investigating yesterday the deaths of an elderly couple in Harford County who were discovered in their home Friday evening during a routine visit. Officers said they were checking on the well-being of the couple, who lived in the 500 block of Park Manor Circle in Bel Air, when they discovered the man and woman dead inside the home at 5:23 p.m. There were no signs of forced entry or suspicious circumstances, according to a preliminary investigation by police. The bodies were taken to the medical examiner's office in Baltimore for autopsies.
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December 30, 1992
Pennsylvania State Police in Gettysburg have charged two men with robbery and conspiracy in an armed robbery in the home of an elderly couple.Travis Timothy Mann, 18, of Westminster and John Henry Williams Jr., 21, of Littlestown, Pa., were arrested Christmas Day following the Dec. 23 incident in Adams County, Pa.Police said they believe the men entered the Mount Joy Township residence, pointed a pistol at the couple and demanded money. No one was injured.The intruders fled with about $1,000 and the victims' wallet and purse.
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By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | November 5, 1997
An elderly Crownsville couple died early yesterday in a one-alarm fire that consumed their small frame house in the 900 block of Waterbury Heights Road.Louise and Levi Russell, 83 and 79, were pronounced dead at the scene. They were the fourth and fifth county residents killed in fires this year.County fire officials are investigating the cause of the blaze, which began in an enclosed porch at the front of the house that had been turned into a bedroom.Fire officials said the house was a total loss, but they had no damage estimates.
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By Dail Willis and Dail Willis,SUN STAFF Sun research librarian Robert Schrott contributed to this article | November 28, 1998
An elderly couple who had just returned from a midafternoon Thanksgiving meal were stabbed to death at their Rosedale home, and two people who had been begging for money in the area were arrested and charged with first-degree murderyesterday.Joseph and Bernice Ohler were found by a neighbor, who became concerned shortly before midnight Thursday when he saw lights on at the couple's two-story brick home. When he walked over to check, Irvin Tarbart found the 81-year-old retired electrician dead in a backyard flower bed.Police officers found Mrs. Ohler, 82, in a hallway near the kitchen a few feet from an alarm-system panel.
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By Del Quentin Wilber and Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF | February 20, 1998
Arthur and Mable Hicks sat quietly in the living room of their Jessup home Wednesday night as two men who said they were Howard County police detectives talked about problems facing the elderly couple's 46-year-old son.Then one of the men pulled out a handgun and demanded cash from the couple, who are both in their 80s.As the Hickses related in an interview yesterday, the robbers bound the couple with duct tape and stole about $700 and Mrs. Hicks' Bible,...
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By Peter Hermann and Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | September 28, 2011
They first met in college - where he played halfback for the football team and she was homecoming queen. Donald and Jennye worked together on civil rights issues and remained friends after he graduated from what was then Morgan State College in 1956. After his first wife died of cancer in 1987, he was principal at Greenspring Junior High School and she was the assistant principal. They married, and Donald E.L. Patterson Sr. and Jennye Patterson lived in his house in Northwest Baltimore.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | May 15, 2011
An elderly couple was found dead Saturday night in their Carroll County home that emergency personnel discovered to contain 80 times the normal level of carbon monoxide. Lewis Keyser, 81 and his 84-year-old wife, Betty, were found in the basement of the house. Relatives told Maryland State police that they found the house in the 1900 block of Lang Road in Hampstead filled with soot and haze Police said Sunday that no foul play is suspected and that the couple was last seen on Thursday.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | April 29, 2010
An 86-year-old man died Wednesday afternoon after police said his vehicle was struck by a car driven by men suspected of drug dealing who were fleeing officers in Northwest Baltimore, a tragic example of the peripheral damage of the city's drug trade. The incident hit particularly close to home for police — the victim is the father of a city officer, whom officials were scrambling to contact Wednesday night. Joseph Caldwell, 65, was making breakfast when he heard the crash.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | April 29, 2010
An 86-year-old man died Wednesday afternoon after police said his vehicle was struck by a car driven by men suspected of drug dealing who were fleeing officers in Northwest Baltimore, a tragic example of the peripheral damage of the city's drug trade. The incident hit particularly close to home for police — the victim is the father of a city officer, whom officials were scrambling to contact Wednesday night. Joseph Caldwell, 65, was making breakfast when he heard the crash.
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By CHRIS EMERY and CHRIS EMERY,SUN REPORTER | July 30, 2006
The bound destiny of an elderly couple can result in sharing times of death, be it the same day, week, month or year. This seems evident reading the newspaper death notices and obituaries or walking through a graveyard. Just last week, Carlyn Gray died within 36 hours of her husband, William. The Towson couple had been married for nearly 60 years. It turns out there is also scientific evidence for the phenomenon. "People are interconnected, so their health is interconnected," said Nicholas Christakis, a professor at Harvard Medical School.
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BY A SUN REPORTER | July 2, 2006
A hard-fought settlement to return a home to an elderly Columbia couple has fallen apart, raising the prospect of eviction from the house in which they have lived for almost four decades and lost over a delinquent tax bill of $2,300. The deal fell apart late last week when the contract purchaser, Vijay K. Manjani, director of finance of Mount Rainier in Prince George's County, backed out less than 24 hours before the settlement papers were to be signed. Manjani declined to speak with The Sun, saying only, "I'm very busy, and I don't want to talk," before hanging up the phone.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | March 7, 2001
An Annapolis builder was convicted yesterday of failing to hold money in trust for a deaf, elderly couple who had contracted with him to build their retirement house. Anne Arundel County Circuit Judge Joseph P. Manck found Herbert Lincoln Wellander, 44, guilty of violating the state's Custom Home Protection Act. In 1998 until mid-1999, Don and Pauline Pettingill paid Wellander about $68,000 on a $94,000 contract to build a small home for them in Heritage Harbour, west of Annapolis. They gave him much of their retirement savings, the Pettingills said.
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By ANICA BUTLER | February 25, 2006
Anne Arundel County police were seeking yesterday to determine whether the deaths of an elderly couple in Glen Burnie on Thursday were a double homicide or a murder/suicide, police said yesterday. About 6:40 p.m. Thursday, police went to a home in the 1600 block of Lorimer Road where two people were reported to be unresponsive and not breathing. A man there told police he came home and found the bodies of his parents, Owen James Queen and Dorothy Lee Queen, both 73. Police discovered that Owen Queen had a gunshot wound to the upper body, but Dorothy Queen's cause of death was not immediately apparent, police said.
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