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UPDATE (May 11, 2016  12:47 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have charged a suspect in connection with a homicide on Emelia Woods Court 21206 in July 2015.

Kevin Isaiah Spruill (22) has been charged with first-degree murder and is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Just after midnight on July 24, 2015, police were called to the Unit block of Emelia Woods Court 21206 for a report of a shooting. When officers arrived on the scene, they found 27-year-old Travis Bryan Durant sitting in a white 2004 Buick LaSabre, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Durant was transported to Franklin Square Hospital where he died.

The investigation into this incident has indicated that Durant lived at a home in the unit block of Emelia Woods Court with his girlfriend. He had also recently started a relationship with another woman who had a child in common with Spruill. On the evening of July 23, Durant had been at the home of the woman who he recently started a relationship with. After arriving back on Emelia Woods Court, he encountered Spruill who shot him multiple times.

This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020 or Mtero Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

Booking Photograph of Kevin Isaiah Spruill

UPDATE (July 24  1:47 p.m.):

The victim has been identified as 27-year-old Travis Bryan Durant of the unit block of Emelia Woods Ct 21206.

Original release (July 24  8:26 a.m.):

Just after midnight, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to the Unit block of Emelia Woods Ct 21206 for a report of a shooting. When officers arrived on the scene, they found an adult male sitting in a vehicle suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

The male was taken to an area hospital where he was later declared deceased.

This incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Department Homicide Unit. Detectives will be working to determine of 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.

Callers to Metro Crime Stoppers

If your tip to the Metro Crime Stoppers hotline leads to the arrest and/or indictment of a suspect, for a felony crime, you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000 from Metro Crime Stoppers. Your tip must be made through Metro Crime Stoppers in order to be eligible.

If you have information on the above crime/suspect please call, text, or e-mail: Metro Crime Stoppers hotline available 24-hours a day toll free.

You can remain anonymous.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text message: Text "MCS" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637)

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

UPDATE (April 27, 2016  12:55 p.m.):

Detectives are still searching for the person killed a Woodlawn man.

Kenneth Damont Henson (37) was last seen in the Walbrook Junction Section of Baltimore City on May 2, 2015 around 2 p.m. His black Dodge Charger was later found in the 2800 block of Rosalind Avenue 21215. He resided in the 600 block of Kirkwood Road 21207.

 

On October 11 at 9:25 a.m. a human skull was found in the woods near Owings Mills Boulevard and Gwynnbrook Avenue. The skull was later determined to be Henson's.

Despite a thorough investigation, detectives have not been able to positively identify any suspects in this case. They are now looking to the public for help.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

Original release (December 9, 2015  12:11 p.m.):

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has identified the remains found on October 11 in the area of Owings Mills Boulevard and Gwynnbrook Avenue 21117 as the remains of 38-year-old Kenneth Henson of 1600 block of Kirkwood Road 21207.
 
The autopsy has ruled that the cause of death was multiple injuries and the manner of death was homicide.
 
In May, Kenneth Henson was reported missing from his home in the 600 block of Kirkwood Road 21207.
 
On October 11 at 9:25 a.m., police were called to the area of Owings Mills and Gwynnbrook Avenue after a couple of people taking a walk through a wooded area discovered what appeared to be a human skull.  Police came back to search the area three more times with Towson University students in a Forensic Science group along with Bay Area and Chesapeake Search and Rescue Dogs. Additional human remains were found during those searches.
 
The remains were taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner where they were positively identified as Kenneth Henson.
 
This incident has now shifted from a missing person investigation to a homicide investigation. Homicide detectives need the public's assistance in gathering information that will assist in identifying the person responsible for killing Kenneth Henson.
 
Anyone with information on this incident or Kenneth Henson is asked to call Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP. Callers to Metro Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous.

Original release for missing person: http://ow.ly/VFKNC

Original release for found remains: http://ow.ly/VFL1I

Photograph of Kenneth Henson

Photograph of a car that is very similar to the one that Kenneth Henson had been operating

Callers to Metro Crime Stoppers

If your tip to the Metro Crime Stoppers hotline leads to the arrest and/or indictment of a suspect, for a felony crime, you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000 from Metro Crime Stoppers. Your tip must be made through Metro Crime Stoppers in order to be eligible.

If you have information on the above crime/suspect please call, text, or e-mail: Metro Crime Stoppers hotline available 24-hours a day toll free.

You can remain anonymous.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text message: Text "MCS" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637)

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org


UPDATE (April 16, 2016  1 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have charged one suspect in the murder of a Randallstown woman in her apartment on Coachman Court last night. 
 
Stanley Sharps (42), of the Unit block of Coachman Court, has been charged with first-degree murder and is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center. 
 
Just after 11 p.m. last night, police responded to the apartment after a verbal altercation between Sharps and 43-year-old Angel Durham, his girlfriend, turned violent and resulted in Durham's death.
 
This crime continues to be investigated by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit.
 
 

Booking Photograph of Stanley Sharps

Original release (April 16, 2016  2:09 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police are investigating after finding a woman dead in her Randallstown apartment. 
 
Police were called to an apartment in the Unit block of Coachman Court just after 11:00 p.m. where they found the woman, 43, who suffered trauma to the upper body. She was declared deceased at the scene. 
 
Police believe this was a targeted crime and that the suspect fled the scene after the murder. 
 
This crime is being investigated by the Baltimore County Homicide Unit.
 
 

Revised April 6, 2016