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Sister Catherine Ann Cesnik

1970 Homicide Victim

Sister Catherine Ann Cesnik was found dead at a dumping area on Monumental Avenue in 1970.On January 3, 1970, the decomposed body of Sister Catherine Ann Cesnik was discovered at a dumping area on Monumental Avenue in Halethorpe 21227. Sister Cesnik had been reported as a missing person on November 7, 1969, from her residence in Baltimore City 21229. At the time of her disappearance, Sister Cesnik was on a sabbatical from the Roman Catholic Church and was teaching at Western High School in Baltimore City.

Detectives believe the suspect accosted Sister Cesnik in front of her residence as she was returning from the store and forced back into her car. She was driven to Monumental Avenue where she was assaulted and murdered. Her car was recovered in the early morning hours of November 8, 1969, parked within walking distance of her residence.

Media Release and Case Timeline

Review the Baltimore County Police Department’s media release and case timeline (PDF—updated May 2017) for more information.

The street where Sister Cesnik's body was found.The field where Sister Cesnik's body was found.

Reward Offered

Metro Crime Stoppers, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards for information in connection with felony offenses.

Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers by phone, text message or online.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

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

Web tip:

Revised May 12, 2017         


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