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Keyword: missing person

Original release (September 28, 2016  2:34 p.m.):

Bernadette M. Caruso has been missing for just over 30 years and police are looking to the public for assistance in finding out what happened to her.

Bernadette M. Caruso worked at the Shaw’s Jewelers in Eastpoint Mall. On September 27, 1986 she left work and was never seen again. She was described as a 23-year-old Caucasian woman 5'4", 190 pounds, with green eyes and medium-length, brownish-blonde hair. She drove a 1982 Chevrolet Cavalier, gray/green in color, with Maryland tags FYW097.

She was separated from her husband, and their then three-year-old daughter was in the care of her in-laws. Investigators found that she had not contacted any friends or relatives and described her disappearance as "completely out of character". Investigators fear that Caruso may have fallen victim to foul play.

The search for Bernadette M. Caruso is being led by the Baltimore County Police Missing Persons Unit.

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

UPDATE (September 15, 2016  9:41 a.m.):

Alberta Frederiksen Didier has been located unharmed in Pennsylvania.

The Baltimore County Police Department thanks everyone who shared her information.

Original release (September 15, 2016  4:24 a.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a woman missing from the Catonsville area.

Alberta Frederiksen Didier is a 78-year-old Caucasian female, 5’2”, 160 pounds, blue eyes with grayish blonde hair. It is unknown what she might be wearing. She should be operating a gray Mercury Grand Marquis with Maryland tags of 63021HV.

Didier has medical and mental challenges and takes multiple medications.

Didier was last seen outside of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania at 10:30 a.m. yesterday.

The Maryland State Police have issued a Silver Alert for Didier.

Anyone with information on Alberta Frederiksen Didier is asked to call Baltimore County Police at 410-887-0872.


Original release (September 13, 2016  8:11 a.m. ):

A Windsor Mill man has been charged with the murder of a woman who was reported missing in 2010.

On February 19, 2010, 24-year-old Cherice Ragins left her home in the 3600 block of North Rogers Avenue 21207 to go to her boyfriend’s home in the 2500 block of Cheshaire Drive 21244. Her mother reported her missing on February 24, 2010, after Cherice Ragins did not return home or contact her.
Investigation led detectives to determine that Ragins’ boyfriend, 30-year-old Travis Eugene Elleby, murdered Ragins and disposed of her body.
On September 7, 2016, the case was presented to a Baltimore County Grandy Jury who indicted Elleby for first-degree murder.  Elleby is currently being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center.
Cherice Ragins’ body was never found.
This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.


Booking Photograph of Travis Eugene Elleby


Revised September 27, 2016