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Francis Daniel Crocetti was just 14-years-old when his body was found by a couple of kids playing down by a stream in Yale Heights early one morning in March of 1975.

“Danny,” as he was called, went to a party with friends the evening of March 24 and was last seen around 11 p.m. in the 4300 block of Alan Drive, just down the street from Our Lady of Victory School where police would respond four days later after his body was discovered in the nearby stream. Two boys playing behind their houses on Melbourne Road, 21229 made the grim discovery and reported it at 9:39 a.m. on Friday morning, March 28, 1975.

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Homicide Cold Case Unit continue to investigate this homicide and ask anyone who may have information that could help identify the suspect(s) to come forward so that this case can finally be solved and justice for this boy’s family served. Contact detectives by calling 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward when submitting tips through Metro Crime Stoppers.

Reward Offered

Metro Crime Stoppers of Maryland, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards of up to $2000 for information that leads to the arrest and charges in connection with felony offenses.

Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers by phone, online or via mobile app.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Web tip:

Mobile App: P3TIPS

Interested in learning more about other unsolved homicide cases? Check out the Unsolved Homicide Cases page of the Baltimore County Website.

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit are investigating a shooing that seriously injured a man in the Woodlawn Precinct last night.

Police were called to the 900 block of Coleridge Road, 21229 for a shooting around 10:15 p.m. when a man was struck several times in both the upper and lower body, suffering life-threatening wounds. He was transported to an area hospital for treatment. The suspect(s) fled the area prior to arrival.

Anyone with information on this shooting, or who may have seen or heard anything in the area at that time, is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward if submitting tips through Metro Crime Stoppers.

Original release (April 19, 2016  10:58 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police are investigating a fatal crash this morning in Arbutus.

Just before 6:30 a.m. this morning, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to the 5100 block of Westland Boulevard 21227 for a serious crash. When personnel arrived on the scene, they found that there were two vehicles involved and both drivers were injured.

The preliminary investigation into the crash has indicated that a Chevrolet Cobalt was traveling east-bound in the 5100 block of Westland Boulevard. A Ram van was traveling west-bound in the same block. The Chevrolet Cobalt entered the west-bound side of Westland Boulevard and struck the Ram van head on. The Ram van then struck a vehicle that was parked and unoccupied.

The driver of the Chevrolet Cobalt, 24-year-old Jessica Lauren Bowen of the 4700 block of Amberly Avenue 21229, was transported to Saint Agnes hospital where she was declared deceased. The driver of the Ram van was transported to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. His current condition is unknown.

The crash is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Crash Team. That investigation is expected to take several weeks.

Revised June 27, 2017