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UPDATE (September 3  8:24 a.m.):

William Charles Ellis has been located unharmed in Harford County.

UPDATE (September 1  1:10 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are continuing to search for 59-year-old William Charles Ellis. He was reported missing from the 9100 block of Franklin Square Drive 21237 on August 27 and was seen on Friday, August 28 in the area of BWI airport. In addition, it has been reported that he was seen in the Philadelphia area.

Officials are concerned because Ellis does not have required medication with him.

The search for William Charles Ellis is being led by the Baltimore County Police Missing Persons Unit.

Anyone with information on William Charles Ellis is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.

Original release (August 27  9:12 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a 59-year-old man with various illnesses.

William Charles Ellis, of the unit block of Sudbrook Lane in Pikesville, was last seen on August 27 around 11:20 a.m. in the 9100 block of Franklin Square Drive, 21237, in Precinct 9/White Marsh. Ellis requires medication for multiple ailments.

He is described as a white male, 6’0” tall, 270 pounds, with brown hair, and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing green scrubs and a black medical boot on one foot. He may use a walker.

Police have information that Ellis took a cab to the BWI Airport, which he is known to visit. Police at BWI Airport have been notified. He also is known to frequent the area around his Pikesville home and White Marsh Mall.

Anyone with information about William Ellis is asked to call Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020

Fire crews expect their work at a stubborn two-alarm fire at Rosedale Roofing to continue into the night.

As of 5 p.m., the fire, dispatched at 1:36 p.m., still had not been brought under control. The fire continues to burn inside the warehouse. Motorists should avoid the area if possible. Fire commanders have dispatched heavy equipment to help them remove a wall and thus avoid a potentially dangerous collapse.

One volunteer firefighter from the Middleborough VFC was transported to a local hospital as a precaution because he was feeling ill..

The first-arriving crews found heavy fire and smoke coming from the warehouse. There were no rescues. Commanders quickly called for a second alarm and moved to a defensive strategy, fighting the fire from the outside. About 30 pieces of equipment and 100 personnel are fighting this fire.

Fire Investigation detectives are on the scene and will handle the investigation. A cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

Photo of fire at Rosedale Roofing Company on Middle River Road.

Photo of fire at Rosedale Roofing Company on Middle River Road.

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:

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.

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