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Original release (August 24, 2016 1:34 p.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a 16-year-old boy missing from the Catonsville area.

Timothy Packer is a 16-year-old Caucasian male, 5’07”, 125 pounds, with short brown hair. It is not known what he might be wearing.

Parker was reported missing from the Children’s Home facility in the 200 block of Bloomsbury Avenue in Catonsville on August 16. He has emotional challenges and takes medication which he may not have.

The search for Timothy Packer is being led by the Baltimore County Police Department Crimes Against Children Unit.

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

Original release (February 4, 2016  11:13 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police are investigating a death that resulted from an assault involving two elderly patients at a Catonsville nursing home.

On January 26 at 7:15 p.m., police responded to the Forest Haven Nursing Home in the 700 block of Edmondson Avenue 21228 for an assault report. The investigation has indicated that a 61-year-old male patient pushed 84-year-old Henri Balmadier, also a patient, causing him to fall and hit his head.

Balmadier was transported to Saint Agnes Hospital for treatment and later transferred to Gilchrist Hospice Center in Columbia, where he died on February 1. The autopsy concluded that the cause of death was complications from head trauma; the manner of death was homicide.

This incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit. When the Homicide investigation is complete, the report will be turned over to the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office, which will decide if charges will be filed.


Mr. Zimmerman was located unharmed in the Baltimore City area. Thank you for everyone's assistance in locating Mr. Zimmerman. 

Original Message

The Baltimore County Police Department is seeking the public's help in locating a missing man from Catonsville.

James Franklin Zimmerman, of the 1000 block of Craftswood Road, 21228, was last seen on December 16, 2015 leaving St. Agnes Hospital. Neighbors did not see him return home and he has not contacted family.

James Franklin Zimmerman is 77 years old, 5'11" and 162 pounds. He does not have any family in the area and police are concerned about his welfare.

If you have any information about the whereabouts of James Franklin Zimmerman, please contact the Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020.

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Revised June 28, 2016