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Keyword: homicide investigation

UPDATE (June 27, 2018 2:08 p.m.):

Homicide detectives arrested a man in connection with the murder of Cindy Berdina Testerman after the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled the cause of death to be homicide by trauma inflicted by an edged weapon yesterday.

booking photo of Ryan Michael McGuire, homicide suspectRyan Michael McGuire (32), with no permanent address, is charged with two counts of First Degree Murder and two counts of Second Degree Murder after a second victim was located during the execution of a search warrant of a home across the street from Cindy Testerman's home. Video surveillance was recovered that implicated McGuire in Cindy Testerman's death, leading detectives across the street to the home of the second victim, with whom McGuire had been staying recently.

Judy Elizabeth Slebzak (66) of the 7900 block of Roseland Avenue, 21237, McGuire's step-mother, was discovered hidden in a cedar chest in her home during the search following McGuire's arrest. McGuire admitted his involvement in both women's deaths during a post-Miranda interview.

Police now believe that McGuire may have murdered Judy Slebzak up to a few weeks ago, then used her vehicle for transportation while selling some of her possessions to obtain money for illicit narcotics. When Cindy Testerman began questioning him about her whereabouts, police believe he responded to her home on Saturday, June 23, and murdered her, as well. He took possessions from her home, including her vehicle, and sold them for money to purchase additional narcotics.

McGuire is currently held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center pending a bail review hearing.

Original Release (June 25, 2018 2:09 p.m.):

Woman Found Dead in Rosedale Home

Police are investigating after a woman was found unresponsive on the floor of her Rosedale home yesterday evening.

Police were called to the 7900 block of Roseland Avenue just after 8 p.m. Sunday evening when a relative entered the woman's home and found her on the kitchen floor, suffering from trauma to the upper body. The woman, identified as Cindy Berdina Testerman, who would have turned 62 today, was pronounced deceased at the scene. Her body has been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for determination of cause and manner of death.

Police are asking anyone who may have information on this woman's death to contact them at 410-307-2020. The Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit is following up with this investigation.

UPDATE (June 12, 2018 1:48 p.m.):

Detectives have positively identified the man found dead behind a dumpster at Eastpoint Mall yesterday morning as Ronald Rek Killmon (51) with a last known address in the 8400 block of Kavanagh Road, 21222. The cause and manner of his death remain undetermined pending autopsy.

Original Release (June 11, 2018 4:07 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are investigating after a body was found behind a dumpster at Eastpoint Mall this morning.

Police responded to the scene behind the Kool Smiles Dental Office at 7839 Eastern Avenue, 21224 around 8:46 a.m. for a call of a cardiac arrest when the body was discovered. Homicide detectives were called to the scene after the victim, an adult man, was found to have suffered some type of trauma to the upper body. The preliminary investigation indicates that the death may have been due to a non-criminal event that caused a fatal injury. The final determination as to cause and manner of death will be made following an autopsy at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

The Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit will continue to investigate this incident.

A Jarrettsville man has been charged after police located the body of a missing woman inside her own home early Friday morning.

Detectives from the Baltimore County Homicide Unit located the body of the missing woman, Athena Dardamanis (63), known to friends as "Tina," secreted inside her home in the 8600 block of Trumps Mill Road, 21237 in Precinct 9 during the execution of a search warrant after she was reported missing by friends Thursday afternoon. Homicide detectives were called to investigate when officers determined that there were suspicious factors surrounding the victim's disappearance. An autopsy conducted Friday determined the manner of death to be homicide by multiple traumatic injuries to the upper body.

The suspect is identified as Kenneth Kyle Quick, Jr. (44) of the 1300 block of Knopp Road in Jarrettsville, 21084. Quick had stayed in Dardamanis' home on recent occasions and was known to owe her a large sum of money, which she had told friends she intended to collect just before her disappearance.

Quick is charged with 1st Degree Murder and is held on a no bail status at the Baltimore County Detention Center pending trial.

Revised June 27, 2017