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Date: Jun 23, 2014

UPDATE (June 23 2:31 p.m.):

William Thomas Lauer has been located and returned to St Josephs Medical Center.

Original release (June 23 10:15 a.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a 63-year-old man who is missing from St Josephs Medical Center in Towson.

William Thomas Lauer is a white male, 6’0”, 200 pounds, with hazel eyes and brown hair with a beard. He should be wearing a white T-shirt, blue pajama pants, and tan socks.  

He was last seen at 11 p.m. Sunday night at St Josephs Medical Center.

Anyone with information on William Thomas Lauer is asked to call Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020 or 911.

UPDATE (June 23):

Baltimore County Police have identified the pregnant female who died in her Rosedale home on Friday as 33-year-old Summer Shemida Smith of the Unit block of Travis Court.  Her mother found her injured in the home and called 911.

Summer Shemida Smith’s unborn child did not survive

An autopsy was conducted late Saturday afternoon and the manner of death for Summer Shemida Smith was determined to be homicide. The nature of the her injuries as well as the official cause of death is not being released at this time. The results of the autopsy on the unborn child have not been released yet.

Investigators believe that there is no danger to the community.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.

Further information will be released as it becomes available.

Original release (June 21):

At 7:44 p.m. Friday night, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to a home in the Unit block of Travis Court 21237 for an injured person. Upon arriving at the scene, officers found a 33-year-old pregnant female that was seriously injured. She was declared deceased at the scene.

The body of the female was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy.

The Baltimore County Police Department Homicide Unit is investigating this incident, which is classified as a death investigation.

Further details will be released as they become available.

Revised June 27, 2017