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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2013
Investigators do not suspect foul play in the death last week of a service member's spouse at Fort Meade, a base spokeswoman said. Jaimee Hernandez was pronounced dead in her home Thursday. Emergency workers who were called to her home that afternoon arrived to find her unresponsive. Hernandez was the wife of Senior Airman Johnathan Hernandez of the 94th Intelligence Squadron. She was 28. The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is investigating. matthew.brown@baltsun.com twitter.com/matthewhaybrown
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By Colin Campbell and The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2014
A man's body was found floating Monday evening in the water under the Hanover Street bridge in South Baltimore, police said. An officer was flagged down at 5:40 p.m. by a person who first saw the body. The Baltimore City Fire Department recovered the body from the water. Police did not identify the victim, pending next-of-kin notification. No obvious signs of foul play were apparent, police said. The man's body will be taken to the Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | August 17, 2014
Investigators have ruled out foul play in the death of a 38-year-old New Jersey man found dead in an Ocean City hotel early Saturday morning, police said. Jorge Troca, of Lyndhurst, N.J., was found unconscious and unresponsive in a hotel in the 4700 block of Coastal Highway at about 3 a.m., police said. Ocean City police and fire personnel treated him on the scene and took him to Atlantic General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead around 45 minutes later. Officials have not released a cause of death, pending the results of an autopsy performed by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the State of Maryland on Sunday.
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By a Sun staff reporter | September 13, 2014
Baltimore County police are investigating the death of a person whose body was found Saturday afternoon in Middle River. At 2:45 p.m., police and fire workers responded to an area near the 9000 block of Pulaski Highway in Middle River after receiving a report of a cardiac arrest. Officers found a body in a wooded area. The person's identity is not known, police said. The body was taken to the medical examiner's office for an autopsy. Police have classified the investigation as a suspicious death and are trying to determine whether foul play was involved.
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By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | May 18, 2011
Baltimore County police said Wednesday they suspect foul play in the case of a Russian woman who went missing in February as she was traveling to visit relatives in Catonsville. Yulia Pogrebenko, 54, arrived Feb. 23 at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York and rented a car to drive to Maryland. She made a phone call to a family member to say she was about an hour from Baltimore, police said, but has not been heard from since. Pogrebenko was initially reported missing to Russian police, who notified Baltimore County authorities Thursday, according to police spokesman Lt. Robert McCullough.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | September 10, 2003
Five days after a 52-year-old Annapolis woman disappeared from her Whispering Woods neighborhood, Anne Arundel County Police identified her yesterday as a "critically missing person." Police typically label someone critically missing if they think foul play might be involved in the disappearance. About 5:45 p.m. Sept. 4, Nancy Clark Leonard told her family she was going to walk to the Rite Aid about a mile from her home on Blossom Tree Court. She never returned, police said. Clark, described as 5 feet 1 inch tall and weighing 90 pounds, with collar-length grayish-blond hair, has no medical conditions that would have impaired her walking, said Detective Sheyn R. Brezniak of the missing persons unit.
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By Dan Thanh Dang and Dan Thanh Dang,Sun Staff Writer | October 15, 1994
The ominous discovery of Linda May Lester's bloodstained car Thursday has family members fearing the worst but praying that the missing 911 dispatcher will turn up safely."
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By Dana Hedgpeth and Dana Hedgpeth,SUN STAFF | December 1, 1996
Foul play has been ruled out as the cause of death of a 48-year-old Anne Arundel County woman, whose body was found Friday in her fourth-floor office at the Department of Commerce in Washington, Washington police said yesterday.The body of Barbara Alice Wise of the 900 block of Fall Circle Way in Gambrills was found about 7: 45 a.m. by a co-worker.Neighbors said yesterday that Wise had been in and out of hospitals throughout the past year for blood transfusions for a liver ailment. Washington Police homicide detectives said yesterday Wise appeared to have died from natural causes.
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August 5, 1991
Howard County officials say they do not suspect foul play in the death of a man whose decomposed body was found Saturday by a passerby in a wooded area off Route 32 near West Friendship.Police said the man is believed to be a 20-year-old Ellicott City resident, but positive identification will be made during an autopsy by the state medical examiner.Police said a rifle was found lying across the dead man's legs. The body was thought to have been at the scene for several weeks.
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By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | August 30, 2010
A badly decomposed body was found in Dundalk Sunday night. The body was found in the 7300 block of Berkshire Road, near the intersection of North Point Road and Merritt Boulevard, according to Baltimore County police. Though it was badly decomposed, investigators believe it was a man, although they have not been able to determine its age, police said. They are investigating it as a suspicious death to determine the victim's identity and how he died, though there is no indication of foul play.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | August 19, 2014
Police confirmed a body recovered from waters near M&T Bank Stadium was that of a 21-year-old man reported missing from southern Baltimore last week. The body of Vashon Christopher was found in the water off of the 300 block of Stockholm St. on Monday afternoon, police said. Images circulated on Facebook said Christopher had been last seen on Aug. 10 around Westport, and police said he had been formally reported missing on Aug. 15. Police did not release any details about whether investigators observed trauma or suspect foul play.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | August 17, 2014
Investigators have ruled out foul play in the death of a 38-year-old New Jersey man found dead in an Ocean City hotel early Saturday morning, police said. Jorge Troca, of Lyndhurst, N.J., was found unconscious and unresponsive in a hotel in the 4700 block of Coastal Highway at about 3 a.m., police said. Ocean City police and fire personnel treated him on the scene and took him to Atlantic General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead around 45 minutes later. Officials have not released a cause of death, pending the results of an autopsy performed by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the State of Maryland on Sunday.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2014
An elderly woman reported missing by Baltimore County earlier this month was identified as the woman found dead outside a Pikesville home on Sunday. Police said 88-year-old Irene Kuperstein of the 6900 block of Marsue Drive in Pikesville, appeared to have been dead for some time after she was discovered by a homeowner outside a Church Lane home Sunday night. Officers were called at 7:25 p.m. Sunday to a home in the 300 block after the homeowner discovered the body outside and called 911. Police spokesman Cpl. John Wachter said the homeowner had been on vacation and made the discovery when they returned.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | June 22, 2014
Baltimore County police are investigating the death of a 33-year-old pregnant woman who was found dead with injuries to her body in Rosedale Friday night. Police said it remains unclear if foul play was involved in her death, and a spokesman declined to elaborate on the nature of her injuries. The woman, who has not yet been publicly identified, was found around 7:45 p.m. inside a home in the first block of Travis Court and pronounced dead on the scene. Her autopsy is pending and homicide detectives are investigating the case due to her age and the circumstances.
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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 Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | March 5, 2014
Baltimore police have identified a woman who was found dead, floating in an industrial area near South Clinton Street Thursday. Police identified the woman as 52-year-old Elaine Hargrove of the 4100 block of Wentworth Ave. in the Central Forest Park neighborhood in West Baltimore. Investigators have found no signs of foul play, but police said the cause of death is undetermined. Hargrove was the ninth person found deceased in the waters near downtown since October. jkanderson@baltsun.com twitter.com/janders5
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | February 7, 2013
A man's body was pulled from Prettyboy Reservoir in Northern Baltimore County Thursday, police said. The body of a 26-year-old male who was reported missing Wednesday night, was recovered by drivers around 11:30 a.m., said police spokeswoman Cpl. Cathy Batton. His identity has not been released pending notification of his family. Police have not found any signs of foul play, she said, but the medical examiner will determine the cause and manner of death. Batton said the man's vehicle was found in the area, as well as his phone, keys and wallet.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | March 2, 2014
A man found not breathing Sunday at the intersection of Baltimore and President streets has died, city police said. Officers were called at 5:45 p.m. to the area of the Shot Tower, where fire department personnel pronounced the man dead. The unidentified man is believed to be 36-years old, police said. Officers found no visible signs of foul play or trauma to the body. An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death. jkanderson@baltsun.com twitter.com/janders5
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | March 1, 2014
An apparently homeless woman found dead in a ravine Friday in Annapolis is believed to have died from hypothermia, Anne Arundel County police said Saturday. The body of Diane Donati, 48, was found in a ravine around 12:20 p.m. by someone walking their dog at Bestgate Park on Bestgate Road, police said. Her death has been preliminarily ruled accidental as a result of hypothermia by the medical examiner, police said, though toxicology results are still pending. Donati was found wrapped in a blanket and dressed for cold weather, and had no known address.
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