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UPDATE (October 25, 2019 11:37 a.m.):

The deceased man discovered outside a townhome in Lansdowne Saturday morning has been identified by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner through a latent print examination as Dupree Rashard Williams (29) of the 300 block of Lori Drive, 21061. Cause and manner of death has been ruled homicide by gunshot wound.

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit are continuing their investigation into the circumstances surrounding the man's death. Anyone with information is asked to contact them at 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward when submitting tips through Metro Crime Stoppers (see below for information on how to contact Metro Crime Stoppers).

Original Release (October 19, 2019 10:12 p.m.):

Police are investigating a body found outside a townhome in Lansdowne this morning as a homicide. 

Officers were dispatched to the 4000 block of Twin Circle Way just after 10 a.m. when a passerby discovered the body of a deceased man outside on the townhome community property.

The Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit responded to further the investigation when trauma indicative of a homicide was found on the body. The body has been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to determine exact cause and manner of death.

Anyone who may have seen or heard anything out of the ordinary overnight or early this morning is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward when submitting tips through Metro Crime Stoppers.

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Metro Crime Stoppers, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards for information 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: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

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Two people died in accidental dwelling fires over the weekend -- a man in Woodlawn and a woman in Lansdowne.

6100 block Windsor Mill Rd., 21207

The victim is Clarence Alvin Foster, 66, who lived in the home where the fire occurred. 

Fire Department crews were dispatched at 3:43 p.m. on Saturday, September 28 to a dwelling fire with rescue in the 6100 block of Windsor Mill Rd. First-arriving firefighters found smoke showing. Firefighters entered the home and found heavy fire at the rear of the first floor, in the kitchen area.

Two people, the victim and a woman, were in the home; the woman escaped on her own and was transported, Priority 1, to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. 

Firefighters found Clarence Foster unconscious on the dining room floor. Medic crews transported him to Sinai Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

BCoPD fire investigators determined that this was an accidental cooking fire.

2400 block Zion Rd., 21227

The victim is Sandra Kathleen Hutchins, 73, who lived in the home where the fire occurred.

BCoFD units were dispatched at 10:25 p.m. on Sunday, September 29 to the 2400 block of Zion Rd., 21227 for a dwelling fire. First-arriving crews found a single-story home, fully involved with fire. A caller reported that the occupant was still in the house.

Fire crews conducted search and rescue and located the victim, unconscious, on the first floor near the bathroom. Firefighters removed her from the home and transferred her to a medic unit, where she was pronounced dead by EMS personnel.

BCoPD fire investigators determined that this was an accidental electrical fire that began in the bedroom.

 

Update -- July 18, 11:15 a.m.:

BCoPD fire investigators have determined that Tuesday's explosion in the 4200 block of Twin Circle Way, 21227, was accidental. A contractor working in the home was refinishing a bathtub when chemicals involved in the process ignited. Investigators said there were multiple possible sources of ignition. 

The investigation is ongoing. 

The contractor suffered serious injuries and remains hospitalized at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Burn Center.

Original post:

A man was seriously injured this afternoon inHouse explosion with fire, 4200 block Twin Circle Way, Lansdowne a house explosion and fire in Lansdowne.

The patient, reportedly 29 years old, was transported by ground to the Johns Hopkins Bayview Burn Center. He originally was classified a Priority 1 patient, but later was downgraded to Priority 2.

BCoFD crews were dispatched at 12:02 p.m. to a townhouse explosion with fire in the 4200 block of Twin Circle Way, 21227. Callers to 911 reported an odor of gas at the location and the sound of an explosion.

First-arriving crews reported heavy fire with the back wall in danger of collapse and, at 12:10 p.m, requested a working fire assignment. Crews knocked the fire at 12:22 p.m. The home suffered heavy damage. Three other units suffered less severe damage.

The patient reportedly was working at the home when the incident occurred. A family of four was at home at the time and self-evacuated.

An investigation will be conducted by Baltimore County Police fire investigators.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017