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An 83-year-old woman was found dead in her Catonsville home early this morning when firefighters and police officers responded to a small kitchen fire.

The victim is Theresa Catherine Skurkey, of the 6100 block of Regent Park Rd., 21228.

Baltimore County Fire crews responded at 1:31 a.m. to the Regent Park Road address for a report of a smell of smoke related to a dwelling fire. Crews from Engine 4 (Catonsville) found the victim in the kitchen; she was pronounced deceased at the scene.

An investigation by BCoPD is ongoing, but foul play is not suspected.

UPDATE (September 19, 2016  8:41 p.m.):

The man who was found in the 6200 block of Foxhall Farm Road in Catonsville Friday night has been reunited with his family.

Original release (September 16, 2016  9:05 p.m.):

Police at the Wilkens precinct are looking for information about a man of Asian descent found walking at about 6 p.m. tonight in the 6200 block of Foxhall Farm Road in Catonsville. He speaks virtually no English, and police are having trouble communicating with him.

Police believe the man is Xin Lan Zhuang, 33. Motor Vehicle Administration records list a Hyattsville, Maryland address for him, but efforts to reach anyone in that area have been unsuccessful.

A photo of Zhuang is attached to this post. Please contact police as soon as possible if you have information about this man; 410-307-2020.

Booking photo of Frank Pugliese III, charged with possessing child pornography.A Baltimore City school teacher has been charged with possession of child pornography.

The suspect, Frank Joseph Pugliese III, is a teacher at Baltimore's Monarch Academy, a public charter school. He also was employed at the Compass Academy in Arbutus, a school for special needs children, for about 15 years.

Pugliese, 43, of the 1200 block of Tugwell Drive in Catonsville, is charged with possession of child pornography and distribution of child pornography, and has been released on bail.

In early August, detectives from the Crimes Against Children Unit conducted an online investigation of child pornography shared via the internet and found images of child pornography associated with the suspect's IP address.

Subsequent investigation found that Pugliese had downloaded and shared numerous files depicting videos and photographic images of prepubescent girls (ages six to 9).

Police executed a search and seizure warrant on Pugliese's Catonsville home on September 1. Detectives found evidence of deleted child pornography files.

Police have no evidence that Pugliese abused children or photographed or recorded children.

 
 
Revised September 27, 2016