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Update: January 23, 2:45 p.m.:

Baltimore County Police have identified the man found dead Monday by firefighters as they were conducting salvage operations following a small house fire in Catonsville. 

He is Francisco J. Cabezas, 34. His last known address is in the Gaithersburg area.

Original release:

The body of a man was found last night in the attic area of a house in Catonsville following a small dwelling fire.

The victim has not yet been identified by Baltimore County Police fire investigators, whose investigation is ongoing. The victim was found by Baltimore County firefighters as they conducted ovehaul following the one-alarm fire.

Fire crews were dispatched to the 400 block of Commonwealth Ave., 21228, at 6:59 p.m. First-arriving crews saw smoke coming from the gables. Crews knocked the fire at 7:07 p.m.

Investigators said the house appeared to be vacant and the victim was living in the attic space, using a fire to keep warm.

An autopsy by the Office of the State Medical Examiner is pending.

Update: 1/10/18 8:55 a.m.

David Mattingly has been located and returned home safe. Thank you to all who shared his information. 


Original Release: 1/9/18 10:53 p.m.

Baltimore County Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing Reisterstown man. David Mattingly, 74, was last seen at his home in the unit-block of Main Street, 21136. He was last seen wearing an orange jacket and grey pants. Mattingly is described as a white male, 5’08”, and 140 pounds. He suffers from multiple medical conditions. If anyone has information about David Mattingly, please call police at (410) 307-2020. 

Update: 1/5/18 4:40 p.m.

Michael Sweeney has been located. Thank you to all who shared his information. 


Original Release: 1/4/18 2:30 p.m.

Baltimore County Police are attempting to locate a missing man from Dundalk. Michael Sweeney, 42, of the 7800-block of St. Bridget Lane, 21222 was last seen on December 31, 2017. Sweeney is described as a white male, 6’1”, 300 pounds, last seen wearing a black “bomber” jacket, and black jogging pants. He left his home driving a gold 2007 Hyundai Tucson with Maryland registration 1DA1335. If anyone has information about Michael Sweeney, please call Baltimore County Police at (410) 307-2020. 

Revised June 27, 2017