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Keyword: human remains

Original post (September 15  9:53 p.m.):

Police are investigating after skeletal remains were found in Essex.

Just after 7 p.m. on Tuesday police were called to the area of Route 702 and Eastern Boulevard in Essex precinct when a pedestrian discovered the decomposed skeletal remains of a human in a nearby wooded area.

Homicide detectives responded to the scene for further investigation. The remains will be taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for identification purposes and to determine the cause and manner of death.

This incident will remain under investigation by the Baltimore County Homicide Unit.

Dmitry Pronin, 28, has been indicted for the February 24, 2011 death of his mother, Yulia Pogrebenko. He was charged with first degree murder and first degree assault. He is currently being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Yulia Pogrebenko arrived in the United States at the JFK Airport on February 23, 2011 to visit a family member. She rented a vehicle and drove to the Catonsville area to visit her son. She was later reported missing.

Remains Found in Bay

On June 19, 2011, a boater discovered human remains in the Chesapeake Bay, south of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge in Anne Arundel County. The remains were sent to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy. On August 19, 2011, detectives were notified that the remains were positively identified as Ms. Pogrebenko after a DNA comparison.

Her death was later ruled a homicide by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.


The below photos are of Dmitry Pronin and Yulia Pogrebenko.

Photo of Dmitry Pronin, indicted for the 2011 murder of his mother.

Photo of Yulia Pogrebenko, murdered in 2011.

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