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Update (December 15, 11:30 a.m.):

The man and woman found dead yesterday inside a home in the 100 block Greenridge Rd. in Precinct 7/Cockeysville were a mother and son who died in an apparent murder-suicide.

The mother is Carryl Jean Calvert, 78. The son is Keith Michael Calvert, 42. Both lived at the Greenridge Road address.

Detectives learned that Keith Calvert was the sole caregiver for his mother. Neighbors interviewed by Homicide detectives said Keith Calvert had expressed frustration over the burdens of caring alone for his mother, and that he seemed depressed.

Both the mother and son died of gunshot wounds. Police believe Keith Calvert shot his mother before turning the gun on himself. The two had been dead for several days.

Original release (December 14, 2015  8:14 p.m.):

A man and a woman were found dead in a home in the 100 block of Greenridge Road, 21093, Monday afternoon.

Police were called by neighbors at approximately 4:23 p.m. after they noticed mail piling up at the residence.  When police made entry into the home, they found a deceased middle-aged man and a deceased elderly female, both with traumatic injuries.

The deaths preliminarily are being investigated as a possible murder and suicide. There is no danger to the community and police are not looking for any suspects at this time.

The Baltimore County Police Department Homicide Unit continues to investigate this incident.

This year marks the 14th annual "Shop with a Cop" program in Baltimore County. At 7:30 a.m. on December 12, 100 police officers and 110 children will leave precincts from around Baltimore County to participate in the event.

Officers and children will drive to the Walmart store in Cockeysville. Members of the Optimist Clubs will greet them as holiday music is performed by Dulaney High School students.

The children and their officer “buddies” will do holiday shopping with money provided by the Optimist Clubs of Baltimore County. Each child receives $100 to spend as he or she chooses. Usually, the children buy presents for family and friends.

After shopping, the officers and children will drive to the Outback restaurant in the Hunt Valley Towne Centre for breakfast. (Outback provides the breakfast.)

A special Baltimore County Police Department tradition, the BCoPD “Shop with a Cop” event is the largest in the state.

The Department looks forward each year to doing its part to give families a happy holiday. The event also gives children a chance to know their local police officers.

UPDATE (November 24  10:26 p.m.):

Ruth Harlow has been located. The Baltimore County Police Department thanks everyone who shared her information.

Original release (Novmebr 23, 2015  3:03 p.m.):

Police are trying to find a 13-year-old girl missing since Thursday from the Cockeysville area. Photos of the missing girl are posted below.

Ruth Harlow is white, 5'8" and 170 pounds. She was last seen near Oregon Ridge Park on Thursday afternoon. Police have searched the area extensively since  then but have been unable to find her. Police believe she may have arranged transportation from the area.

Police do not know what she was last wearing. She has family in Baltimore City and connections in the Wilkens area.

Anyone with information about Ruth Harlow should call BCoPD as soon as possible, 410-307-2020.

Photo of Ruth Harlow, missing 13 year old.










Photo of Ruth Harlow, missing 13 year old.


Revised September 27, 2016