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UPDATE (February 5, 2016  12:12 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have charged a second person in connection with the death of an Essex man in December.
 
Lisa Annette Kuczinski (50) of the 900 block of Woodlynn Road 21220 has been charged with first-degree murder and is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center. Detectives have already charged Daniel Albert Atkinson Jr (46) of the 900 block of Woodlynn Road 21221.

The investigation into this incident has indicated that the two suspects went to the victim’s home together. There was an altercation at the home during which the victim was stabbed repeatedly.
 
The incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit.

Booking Photograph of Lisa Annette Kuczinski

UPDATE (February 1, 2016  9:56 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police have charged a suspect in connection with the death of an Essex man in December.
 
Daniel Albert Atkinson Jr (46) of the 900 block of Woodlynn Road 21221 is charged with first-degree murder and is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Just after 11 a.m. on December 30, 2015, police responded to a home in the unit block of Sparton Drive 21221 for a cardiac arrest. When officers arrived on the scene, they found 78-year-old B.G. Ledford, who had suffered multiple stab wounds. He was declared deceased at the scene. Ledford's estranged wife had come to the location to check on him after family members had not be able to contact him. When she entered the location, she found Ledford lying on the floor.
 
Atkinson and Ledford are acquaintances.
 
The incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit.

Booking Photograph for Daniel Albert Atkinson Jr

Original release (December 31, 2015  10 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police are investigating after a man was killed in his Essex home.

Just after 11 a.m. Wednesday morning, police were called to a home in the unit block of Sparton Drive 21221 for a cardiac arrest. When officers arrived on the scene, they found an adult male victim that had suffered traumatic injuries to the upper body. He was declared deceased at the scene.

The victim’s ex-wife had come to the location to check on him after family members had not be able to contact him. When she entered the location, she found the victim lying on the floor.

The victim has been identified as 78-year-old B.G. Ledford,who resided in the home where he was found.

This incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit. Detectives are trying to determine if 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.

Tips can also be submitted to Baltimore County Police on-line or by email.

UPDATE (February 4, 2016  12:20 p.m.):

Daniel Ruszczyk was located unharmed in Essex.

Original release (February 3, 2016  5 p.m.):

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

Daniel Ruszczyk is a 40-year-old Caucasian male, 5’11”, weighing 175 pounds. It is not known what he might currently be wearing.

Ruszczyk was last seen in the Essex area in September 2015.

The search for Ruszczyk is being led by the Baltimore County Police Missing Persons Unit.

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

Original release (January 26, 2016  2:10 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a woman missing from the Essex area.

Brandi Scanlon is a 35-year-old Caucasian female, 5’4”, 140 pounds, with long brown hair. She may be driving a tan 2002 Buick Century with Maryland tags of MWL900.

Scanlon was last seen on December 23, 2015 around 3 p.m. at her home in the 900 block of North Woodward Drive 21221.

The search for Scanlon is being led by the Baltimore County Police Missing Persons Unit.

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

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