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UPDATE (February 5, 2016  12:12 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have charged a second person in connection with the death of an Essex man in December.
 
Lisa Annette Kuczinski (50) of the 900 block of Woodlynn Road 21220 has been charged with first-degree murder and is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center. Detectives have already charged Daniel Albert Atkinson Jr (46) of the 900 block of Woodlynn Road 21221.

The investigation into this incident has indicated that the two suspects went to the victim’s home together. There was an altercation at the home during which the victim was stabbed repeatedly.
 
The incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit.

Booking Photograph of Lisa Annette Kuczinski

UPDATE (February 1, 2016  9:56 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police have charged a suspect in connection with the death of an Essex man in December.
 
Daniel Albert Atkinson Jr (46) of the 900 block of Woodlynn Road 21221 is charged with first-degree murder and is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Just after 11 a.m. on December 30, 2015, police responded to a home in the unit block of Sparton Drive 21221 for a cardiac arrest. When officers arrived on the scene, they found 78-year-old B.G. Ledford, who had suffered multiple stab wounds. He was declared deceased at the scene. Ledford's estranged wife had come to the location to check on him after family members had not be able to contact him. When she entered the location, she found Ledford lying on the floor.
 
Atkinson and Ledford are acquaintances.
 
The incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit.

Booking Photograph for Daniel Albert Atkinson Jr

Original release (December 31, 2015  10 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police are investigating after a man was killed in his Essex home.

Just after 11 a.m. Wednesday morning, police were called to a home in the unit block of Sparton Drive 21221 for a cardiac arrest. When officers arrived on the scene, they found an adult male victim that had suffered traumatic injuries to the upper body. He was declared deceased at the scene.

The victim’s ex-wife had come to the location to check on him after family members had not be able to contact him. When she entered the location, she found the victim lying on the floor.

The victim has been identified as 78-year-old B.G. Ledford,who resided in the home where he was found.

This incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit. Detectives are trying to determine if this was a targeted crime.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

Tips can also be submitted to Baltimore County Police on-line or by email.

Update (December 18, 2015, 12:50 p.m.)

Terrence L. Jenkins, 49, of the unit block of Skipjack Court, 21221, has been charged with first degree murder in the death of Shelly Fillion, his girlfriend, also of the unit block of Skipjack Court. Jenkins is also a suspect in last night's murder of a woman in the 3600 block of Pulaski Highway in Baltimore City.

Jenkins was arrested last night in Baltimore City at about 5:30 p.m. He is held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Fillion's body was found Monday afternoon at the Skipjack Court address. Baltimore County homicide detectives quickly identified Jenkins as a possible suspect in the Skipjack Court murder. Yesterday afternoon, they received information that Jenkins made a phone call from an address in the 3600 block of Pulaski Highway. A team of detectives conducted a surveillance operation at and around that house. They saw a man they believed might be Jenkins enter the home after a woman let him in. The detectives maintained the surveillance. While the suspect was inside the house, detectives found a Ford Explorer belonging to Shelly Fillion parked nearby. 

Detectives approached Jenkins when he left the house, about 30 minutes after he entered, and followed him as he walked toward Fillion's vehicle. Jenkins fled on foot, with the foot chase continuing across Pulaski Highway. Jenkins was taken into custody without further incident.

Detectives entered the Pulaski Highway house, intending to glean information from whoever was in the house. Instead, they found the body of a woman, whose relationship with the suspect is unclear at this point. Baltimore City Police are investigating  the Pulaski Highway homicide.

Both homicide investigations are ongoing. BCoPD and BPD are cooperating fully on these cases.

Booking photo of Terrence L. Jenkins:

Original release:

Police are investigating as a homicide the death of a woman whose body was found yesterday in her Essex home.

The victim is Shelly Lynn Fillion, 47, of the unit block of Skipjack Court in Precinct 11/Essex. A family member who checked on Fillion yesterday afternoon found the woman's body and notified police. Fillion had not contacted her family since Saturday.

Police were dispatched at about 5 p.m. Monday. They found Fillion's body located partially under a pull-out sofa in the living room. The woman had suffered traumatic injuries. The Office of the Medical Examiner will rule on the exact cause and manner of death, but police are treating this as a homicide.

The case remains under investigation, but detectives do not believe this was a random act.

The Baltimore County Police Department's Crash Team is investigating a fatal pedestrian crash that occurred last night in the 1300 block of Martin Boulevard in Precinct 11/Essex.

The crash occured at about 9:45 p.m. when a northbound motorist driving a Dodge Dart struck a pedestrian near the intersection of Windlass Drive. The driver remained at the scene.

The victim, who died at the scene, has been identified as Nolan Chris Parker, Jr., 48, of no fixed address.

 
 

Revised June 28, 2016