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Update: (9/15/19 4:30 p.m.) 

Baltimore County Police have assumed the investigation of the body found just after 11:00 a.m. on September 14, 2019 in the 2300-block of Hollins Street, 21223. Baltimore County Police homicide detectives were called to the scene by Baltimore Police. Investigators are confident that the body is of Charla Melvin, 50, of the 3700-block of Twin Lakes Court, 21244, however positive identification is pending the final determination of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Initial findings are that Ms. Melvin’s death occurred from sharp force trauma.

Charla Melvin was reported missing by her family on September 9th.  Police suspected that Ms. Melvin was the victim of foul play after her cousin, Thomas Davis, Jr.’s body was found on September 10th in Baltimore City. Baltimore Police determined that Davis committed suicide.

Detectives continue to search for Ms. Melvin’s vehicle, a black 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe with Maryland registration plates 3CR7429. If anyone has information about this case or the whereabouts of Charla Melvin’s vehicle, please call the Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020.


Original Release: (9/12/19 12:00 p.m.)

Baltimore County Police are searching for a critical missing woman and are asking for the public's assistance in locating either her or her vehicle.

Charla Melvin, 50, of the 3700-block of Twin Lakes Court, 21244, was last seen on the evening of September 7, 2019. Charla is described as a black female, 5’02”, 120 pounds, with shoulder length red hair and brown eyes. Charla has a black rose tattoo on the right side of her mid-body (rib cage area).

Charla Melvin drives a black 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe with Maryland registration plates '3CR7429'.

Police believe foul play may be involved in Charla Melvin's disappearance. Anyone with information about Charla Melvin should dial 9-1-1 or call the Baltimore County Police Homicide/Missing Persons Unit at 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous.

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Just before 6:00 p.m. on September 14, 2019, Baltimore County Police responded to the 8800-block of Waltham Woods Road, 21234 for a stabbing that occurred in front of the location. The victim, a 32-year-old male, was transported to a local hospital. The suspect fled the area prior to police arrival. Officers from the Parkville Precinct were able to locate and arrest the male suspect.

The victim continues to receive medical treatment, his condition is unknown at this time. Both the suspect and victim knew each other. Additional information will be provided as the investigation progresses.

A single vehicle crash on Belair Road yesterday afternoon killed an elderly passenger.

The driver suffered a medical emergency while heading northbound on Belair Road near Silver Spring Road at approximately 2:15 p.m. The vehicle, a 2003 Chevrolet Malibu, jumped the curb and struck a BGE pole.

The driver, a 61-year-old-man, was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries and treated for the medical emergency. He is expected to survive. The front passenger, identified as Phyllis Ann Cloud (90) of the unit block of Powhurst Court, 21236, was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center where she later died. 

The Baltimore County Police Crash Investigation Team responded to the scene and is continuing their investigation into this fatal crash.

Revised June 27, 2017