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A 32-year-old Baltimore man has been charged in the June 20 stabbing death of his pregnant girlfriend in her Rosedale home.

Kenneth Walter Worrell III of the 5800 block of Lillyan Avenue, 21206, has been charged with first-degree murder and is held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

The victim, Summer Shemida Smith, 33, of the unit block of Travis Court, 21237, was nine months pregnant when she was killed. The Baltimore County State's Attorney will review this case to see if additional homicide charges are warranted for the death of the unborn child.

The victim was found by her mother, bloody and unconscious, in the basement of the Travis Court home at about 7:30 p.m. on June 20; Smith was pronounced dead at the scene by BCoFD EMS personnel. An autopsy by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner found that Smith suffered multiple injuries, including puncture wounds.

Detectives were able to link Worrell to the crime when DNA tests showed that blood stains on a bank receipt found in Worrell's car and dated the day of the murder belonged to Smith.

Original release:

http://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/PoliceNews/iWatch/DetectivesInvestigatingtheDeathofa33yearoldPregnantWomanInRosedale

Booking photo of suspect Kenneth Walter Worrell III

Photo of victim Summer Shemida Smith, released at the request of her family

Photo of homicide victim Summer Shemida Smith, released at the request of her family.

Photo of Clyde Campbell, arrested in the murder of Dorothy Grubb.The boyfriend of a Dundalk woman found dead Tuesday night along Peninsula Expressway in Precinct 12/North Point has been charged with her murder.

Clyde C. Campbell, 53, of the 1700 block of Manor Road, 21222, was charged Wednesday evening and is held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center. (Campbell had been arrested Monday morning in Dundalk on weapons charges unrelated to the Grubb case and has been held at BCDC since then.)

Grubb was reported missing to BCoPD by her daughter Saturday evening; she was last seen Thursday evening. The daughter said she was concerned because of a history of domestic violence between her mother and Campbell.

The investigation shows that Campbell and Grubb argued on the second floor of  their Manor Road home on July 24, and that during this argument witnesses heard a loud noise after which the verbal argument stopped. Witnesses told police that Campbell dragged Grubb's body down the steps and into the back yard, where he put her in a tarp and placed the tarp in the bed of his Ford pickup.

Based on information from witnesses, police searched the area along Peninsula Expressway, about one-quarter mile northwest of Reservoir Road, and late Tuesday night found the tarp containing Grubb's body.

The Office of the State Medical Examiner has ruled the manner of death homicide and the cause of death multiple force injuries. Police and the Medical Examiner have determined that no shots were fired.

Baltimore County Police have cleared two homicide cases that had gone cold off of DNA matches.

Karen Delores Brown

On October 5, 1994 at 2:25 p.m., a maintenance worker discovered the body of an adult female victim under plastic bags in the area of the Liberty Dam. The victim was later identified as 32-year-old Karen Delores Brown

An autopsy concluded that the cause of death was blunt force trauma and strangulation and the manner of death was homicide.

Detectives conducted a thorough investigation into the incident, but were not able to develop any information that led to the positive identification of a suspect.

In October of 2013, the case detective learned that DNA evidence from the scene of the murder matched a profile in the FBI’s Combined DNA Index System (CODIS). That profile identified the suspect, who at the time was incarcerated. Detectives interviewed the suspect, who denied involvement in the homicide.

Before the suspect could be officially charged, he was found deceased in his cell of natural causes.

Annelise Hyang Suk Lee

On December 13, 1999 at 9:31 a.m., the body of 27-year-old Annelise Hyang Suk Lee was found in her apartment located in the unit-block of Hartley Circle 21117. Her employer called advising that she had not been at work and could not be reached by phone. Police found her body in her bedroom.

An autopsy conducted the next day concluded that the cause of death was blunt force trauma and strangulation and the manner of death was homicide.

Detectives conducted a thorough investigation into the incident, but were not able to develop any information that led to the positive identification of a suspect.

In March of 2013, several items of evidence were re-examined and a DNA profile was developed from one of the items. That profile was later found to match a profile on file with the FBI’s Combined DNA Index System (CODIS).

The CODIS match indicated the identity of the suspect who had a criminal record.

The suspect was incarcerated after the murder on other charges. When he was released, he fled the state. He committed suicide after being arrested on charges unrelated to this incident.

Cases reviewed by the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office

Both cases were reviewed by the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office. That review concluded that the persons identified by DNA evidence were the persons responsible for the homicides.

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