UPDATE (April 14, 2016 12:51 p.m.):
Baltimore County Police have charged a suspect in connection with the April 13 murder of a Parkville woman in her home.
Philip Min Hyang Cho (27), the step-son of the victim, has been charged with first-degree murder and is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.
Police responded to an apartment that Cho lived in with his father and step-mother just after 1:30 a.m. Wednesday morning for a report of an assault. When officers arrived at the scene, they found Cho’s step-mother, 61-year-old Haw Sun Kim, suffering from multiple stab wounds. She was declared deceased at the scene.
The investigation indicated that Cho became involved in argument with his step-mother. During that argument, he took a knife and stabbed her repeatedly. He fled the scene before police arrived.
This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit.
Booking Photograph of Philip Min Hyang Cho
UPDATE (April 13, 2016 3:11 p.m.):
Baltimore County Police have identified the victim in this case as 61-year-old Haw Sun Kim. She resided in the apartment where the incident occurred.
Original release (April 13, 2016 7:44 a.m.):
A Parkville woman was found dead in her home early this morning.
Police were called to the unit block of Luddy Court in Parkville at 1:34 a.m. by a member of the household after finding the woman, age 59, with trauma to the upper body. She was pronounced dead at the scene by Baltimore County Medics.
Police believe this was a targeted crime and that there is no outstanding threat to the community.
This incident is currently being investigated by the Baltimore County Homicide Unit.
Anyone with information is asked to call Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020
or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP