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UPDATE (June 15):

Baltimore County Police have found the body of Timothy Getka, the man missing from Catonsville.

The body of an adult male was found Thursday afternoon in a stream near Getka’s home. The medical examiner has identified the body as that of Timothy Getka.

The autopsy is not yet final but there are no signs of foul play.

UPDATE (June 10 3:45 p.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department is continuing  to search for a man missing from the Catonsville area since June 8.

Timothy Joseph Getka (56) of the 5500 block of Ashbourne Road 21227 found seen on surveillance video at the Catonsville Library on the morning of June 8.

Anyone with information is asked to call 410-307-2020.

Original release (June 9):

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

Timothy Joseph Getka (56) of the 5500 block of Ashbourne Road 21227 is a white male, 5’11”, 225 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. He should be wearing a blue shirt, blue jeans, and blue slip-on shoes.

Getka was last seen around 9 a.m. yesterday morning at the Mosaic facility in the Unit block of Winters Lane. He is known to frequent libraries and churches in the area. He also reportedly has medical and emotional challenges.

Anyone with information on Timothy Joseph Getka is asked to call the Baltimore County Police Wilkens Precinct at 410-887-0872.

UPDATE (June 12):

The Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit continues to investigate after human remains were found on the Catonsville campus of the Community College of Baltimore County Thursday. There are no signs of foul play. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will attempt to make a positive ID of the remains.

Original release (June 11):

Human remains have been found on the Catonsville campus of the Community College of Baltimore County (800 block of Rolling Road 21228).

Baltimore County Police responded to the Rolling Road entrance to the college at 12:38 p.m. this afternoon after surveyors working in a wooded area nearby found human remains.

Detectives are uncertain exactly how long the remains have been at the location. The body is not that of Timothy Getka, a man who remains missing from the Catonsville area.

The remains will be taken to the Office of Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.

UDPATE (June 4):

Robert McCann, the man charged in connection with a 2011 fire that left his mother deceased, has been returned to Maryland. He is currently being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Booking Photograph of Robert McCann

Original release (May 29):

Baltimore County Police have charged a suspect in connection with the August 2011 fire in Halethorpe that left a woman deceased. The suspect is the victim’s son.

On August 25, 2011 at 2:41 a.m., Baltimore County Fire and Police personnel responded to a home in the 2200 block of Alletta Avenue 21227 for a report of a fire. When fire personnel arrived on the scene, they found fire and smoke coming from the home.

When police arrived on the scene, they met with 58-year-old Robert McCann, a resident of the home who had been sitting in a vehicle in the driveway. McCann, who had minor burns and soot on his hands, clothing, and face, told them that his mother was still inside the home.

When firefighters searched the home, they found 90-year-old Edna Marie McCann in a bedroom. She was declared deceased at the scene.

The investigation of the fire by the Baltimore County Police Department indicated that Robert McCann had intentionally started the fire. A warrant was obtained for his arrest on May 14 of this year.

Robert McCann moved to Delaware after the fire. The Delaware State Police took him into custody Thursday morning. He is currently in Delaware awaiting extradition back to Maryland.

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