UPDATE (September 29, 2016 7:57 a.m.):
A suspect has been charged with murdering a woman in her Rosedale home.
Just after 11 p.m. on August 23, police were called to a home in the 1500 block of Chapel Hill Drive 21237 to check on a subject. A relative called police after not being able to contact the resident of the home for several weeks. Officers became concerned for the resident’s safety and forced their way into the home. The body of 80-year-old Bernice Virginia Washington was found inside the home.
Washington’s body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for identification and an autopsy. The autopsy indicated that the cause of her death was blunt force trauma and the manner of her death was homicide.
The investigation led detectives to identify 51-year-old Timothy L Washington, Bernice Washington’s son, as the person responsible for her murder. He was taken into custody on September 14.
Timothy Washington has been charged with first-degree murder and is being held without bail.
This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit.
Booking Photograph of Timothy Washington
Original release (August 24, 2016 11:56 a.m.):
The Baltimore County Police Department is investigating after a body is found in a Rosedale home.
At 11:11 p.m. Tuesday night, police responded to a home in the 1500 block of Chapel Hill Drive 21237. A relative called police after not being able to contact the resident of the home for several weeks. Officers became concerned for the resident’s safety when they learned that no one has seen her in at least a week. After making forced entry into the home, officers located a decomposing body.
The body found in the home is being transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for identification and an autopsy.
The Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit is conducting an investigation into this incident. At this time, it is classified as a death investigation.
Further information is not available at this time. Information will be released as it becomes available.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.