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Update release (October 9, 2015  4 p.m.):

On September 12, 1976, the body of a Caucasian female was located in the 5600 block of Dogwood Road 21207, a short distance from the Lorraine Park Cemetery. The investigation has indicated that the victim died as a result of asphyxia and her death was ruled a homicide.

The victim is believed to have been in her late teens to mid 20s, approximately 5' 8" tall and weighed 159 pounds. She had shoulder-length brown hair, brown eyes, a 1 1/2" scar on her left thigh and a "rough" (not professionally done) tattoo of letters that appear to be "J.P." on her upper right arm. When discovered, she was wearing a white/beige pullover short sleeve top, beige/yellow Levi jeans, a white bra, brown colored shoes, a rawhide string necklace with a small round blue object affixed.

A yellow seed bag (pictured below) was found at the scene. Detectives learned that the manufacturer of the seed bag stopped making it several years before the body was found. The bag was only distributed in the area around northern New York State and Boston.

Detectives believe that the woman may be from the Boston area.

For over 40 years, detectives have been looking for evidence and information to tell them who this woman was and who killed her. So far they have not been able to identify the woman or her killer.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

Several sketches of the woman and the seed bag are at the bottom of this post.

Callers to Metro Crime Stoppers

If your tip to the Metro Crime Stoppers hotline leads to the arrest and/or indictment of a suspect, for a felony crime, you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000 from Metro Crime Stoppers. Your tip must be made through Metro Crime Stoppers in order to be eligible.

If you have information on the above crime/suspect please call, text, or e-mail: Metro Crime Stoppers hotline available 24-hours a day toll free.

You can remain anonymous.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text message: Text "MCS" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637)

Web tip:

Sketch of Victim (Done by Forensic Artist)

Profile Sketch of Victim (Done by Forensic Artist)

Age Regression Sketch of Victim

Picture of Seed Bag Found at Scene

Case Flier

Original release (October 2, 2015  9:07 a.m.):

At 9:22 p.m. last night, Baltimore County Police responded to Kelox Road and Robin Hill Road for a report of a shooting. When officers arrived on the scene, they found an adult male victim on Kelox Road suffering from at least one gunshot wound to the upper body. The victim was taken to an area hospital for treatment. His current condition is unknown.

This incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit. Detectives will be working to determine if this was a targeted crime.

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

Baltimore County Police have charged a Randallstown man in connection with the death of his three-month-old daughter.

Derran Patrick Claggett (37) of the 3900 block of Noyes Circle 21133 has been charged with first-degree child abuse and second-degree murder. He is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $500,000 bail.

On September 20 at 12:33 a.m., police were called to the Northwest Hospital Center after a three-month-old girl that was not breathing was brought into the facility. Detectives learned that the child had trauma to the chest and head. The child was transported to Johns Hopkins Hospital in grave condition. She died three days later.

An autopsy on the child’s body, determined that the cause of death was multiple injuries and the manner of death was homicide.

The investigation indicated that Claggett, the girl’s father, was responsible for the her injuries.

This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit.

Booking Photograph of Derran Patrick Claggett
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