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Date: Dec 2019

A 93-year-old woman died of injuries sustained  in a December 29, 2019 house fire in Catonsville.

The victim is Louise Hyder Hole, who lived in the home in the1200 block of Keithmont Rd., Catonsville, 21228, and was found by firefighters in a center hallway.

Fire crews were dispatched at 5:24 a.m., and Engine 13 (Westview) arrived to find fire showing and the house fully involved. A single-story addition to the home collapsed due to fire damage.

The fire was placed under control at 6:34 a.m. and remains under investigation.

Just before 8:00 p.m. on December 29, 2019, Baltimore County Police were called to the area of the 12000-block of Tarragon Road, 21136 for a person lying on the ground. Police arrived and located a victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the upper body. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. He has been identified as Jerry Josiah Eley, 28, of the 3400-block Mayfield Avenue, 21244.

Baltimore County Police Homicide detectives are continuing their investigation at this time. If anyone has information about this case, please call Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020.

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Update: (12/30/19 9:00 a.m.) 

Baltimore County Police have learned that the pedestrian involved in this crash was pronounced deceased on December 28, 2019 at 6:25 p.m. She was identified and her family was notified prior to her death. Police were able to verify her identity as Mildred Edna Tamburo,71, of the 1700-block of Hall Avenue, 21227. Crash Team officers are continuing their investigation at this time. 


Update: (12/28/19 12:00 p.m.)

The pedestrian has been identified and police have notified her family. More information will be provided as the details become available. 


Original release: (12/26/19 10:00 p.m.)  

The Baltimore County Police Crash Team needs the public's assistance in identifying a woman who was seriously injured in a December 26th crash. Just after 6:30 a.m., police responded to Smith Avenue and Lansdowne Road, 21227 for a pedestrian involved crash. The investigation revealed that the woman was attempting to cross Smith Avenue when she was struck by a vehicle. The vehicle remained at the scene. 

The woman was transported to University of Maryland Shock Trauma with life threatening injuries. Police have been unable to identify the pedestrian. The Baltimore County Police Sketch artist has completed the attached composite in an attempt to identify the pedestrian. If you have any information or can assist in the identification of the woman, please call 9-1-1 or the Baltimore County Police Crash Team at 410-887-5396. 

Revised June 27, 2017