The decapitated body of a woman was found on a property in a cul-de-sac in southwest Baltimore, without her hands and feet.
Two people were walking in the Morrell Park neighborhood Monday when police were called to say they saw what appeared to be a body in the 1600 block of Morrell Park Ave, the Baltimore Sun reported.
When police arrived around 10:30 a.m., a spokesperson told the outlet that they found a body covered by “some kind of tarp.” The female body was described as decomposing and without the head, feet, and hands. The death is now under investigation and is considered a “suspicious death,” police said.
The identity of the woman is not yet known. Police have asked anyone with information about the case to contact homicide detectives at 410-396-2100.
Neighbors Said the Area Where the Body Was Found Was Recently Cleared Out With Lights Installed
According to The Sun, neighbors said the area where the body was found had been recently cleaned and lights with motion sensors installed, but was previously heavily covered. It is unclear how long the woman’s body was in that location.
The outlet reported that several houses along the cul-de-sac have signs saying there are security cameras installed and recording to deter intruders, but none were immediately visible and it was unclear if there were cameras recording the area where there was the body. she found.
One of the two people who found the body, Rob Batzri, told the Sun that he was walking around the area with his boss. Batzri, who is the operations manager for a sink dealer, said he and his boss were searching his property when they found the body, but weren’t immediately sure what they had found, although they could tell some parts of it was missing. Body.
“It was very surprising, somewhat surreal,” Batzri told the Sun. “It seemed like it had been there for a while, or that someone had recently come and left it.
Police Are Working to Investigate Whether the Injuries Occurred Before or After the Person’s Death
Baltimore Police Department spokeswoman Nicole Monroe told the New York Post that the “suspicious death” was still under investigation Wednesday and that no further information about the case could be shared.
“The remains were transported to a medical examiner’s office and investigators are awaiting a determination of the cause of death,” Monroe said. It is not yet clear when that information will be available to the public. Heavy reached out to the Baltimore Police Department for more information on the investigation, but no update was immediately available.
The spokesperson added that the body had “suffered trauma,” the Post reported, but that the injuries may have occurred after the person was already dead. Monroe added: “We have to find out exactly what happened and detectives are working tirelessly to find out.”