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A missing 6-year-old girl in Dundalk found by Baltimore County Police officers has died.

Officers responded to the 7900 block of Stratman Road at 3:52 p.m. for a report of a missing non-verbal autistic child. All available resources were deployed to the area to search for the child, including all available patrol units, aviation, K-9, and the Marine Unit. 

At 4:53 p.m. an officer out on foot searching the wood line on Merritt Avenue behind Merritt Park Baptist Church located the girl in a small stream in cardiac arrest. Medics were called to the scene while the officer began CPR. The child was transported to Johns Hopkins Children's Center where she was pronounced deceased at 5:50 p.m.

The Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit is conducting a routine investigation into this incident as it does with all juvenile deaths.

Update 8/31/18 3:00 p.m.

Baltimore County Police have identified the man who drowned in the Loch Raven Reservoir on August 27th. Terry J. Ousley, 24, of the 5000-block of Pine Needle in Mascotte, Florida was in the area seeking employment. Mr. Ousley was located by Baltimore County Police Dive Team members and pronounced deceased at the scene. 


Update: 8/28/18 1:00 p.m.

Baltimore County Police Marine and Dive Teams responded to the Loch Raven Reservoir to recover the body of the drowning victim. At 6:21 p.m., Police divers recovered the body. The identity of the drowning victim has not been determined at this time. If anyone has information, please contact Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020. 


Original Release: 8/27/18 3:30 p.m.

Divers continue to search for a person who apparently drowned in the Loch Raven Reservoir earlier today.

Baltimore County Fire officials turned the search over to Baltimore City Police Department's Marine Unit at about 2:20 p.m.

BCoFD units responded at 10:53 a.m. to the 10500 flock of Pot Spring Rd., 21030, for an inland water rescue. Witnesses saw a male person go under the water without resurfacing.

Water rescue units from the Texas Fire Station, Kingsville VFC and Arbutus VFC were unable to locate the victim.  Rescue operations ended and recovery operations began at about 12:40 p.m.

A dive unit from Gamber & Community Volunteer Fire Co. (Carroll County) provided mutual aid on this call.

Original release (June 22, 2016  8:17 a.m.):

A 14-year-old boy from Essex has died after being found unresponsive in the deep end of a pool.

Police responded to the Harbor Point Estates Community Pool in the unit block of Nerbay Road 21221 just before 9:30 p.m. Monday night. When they arrived on the scene, they found an unresponsive boy next to the pool. He was transported to Franklin Square Hospital and then transferred to Johns Hopkins Hospital where he died Tuesday morning.

The boy has been identified as 14-year-old Meshach Praise Massally of the 1100 block of Middleborough Road 21221.

The investigation into this indicated that Massally and other juveniles had entered the pool area after hours. Some people got into the pool while others threw pool furniture in. Massally, who could not swim, had been in the shallow end of the pool. He was later found in the deep end of the pool and pulled from the water.

This incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit. The Homicide Unit investigates all sudden deaths of juveniles.

Revised June 27, 2017