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UPDATE (August 8, 2019 3:18 a.m.):

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit have charged two suspects in the death of Glenroy St. Aubyn Copeland after his body was discovered in Patapsco State Park on June 16.

Renardo Giovanni Whitehead (19) of the 3900 block of Briarwood Drive in Laurel and Dion D'Angelo Boler (26) of the 5600 block of Harpers Farm Road in Columbia are both charged with first degree murder after the results of an autopsy yielded cause and manner of death to be homicide by multiple gunshot wounds. Both Whitehead and Boler are held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center following bail review hearings.

UPDATE (June 21, 2019 10:57 a.m.):

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has identified the body of a man found in Patapsco State Park Sunday night as Glenroy St. Aubyn Copeland (27) of the 7700 block of Alastor Court in Elkridge, Maryland.  

The Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit is now investigating this death as a homicide.

Original Release (June 17, 2019 4:17 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are investigating after the body of an adult man was found in Patapsco State Park last night.

A woman walking her dog along a trail in the park discovered the body around 5 p.m. last night near River and Thistle roads. The body has been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death, as well as for identification purposes.

The Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit responded to the scene and will be continuing the investigation into the man's death.

UPDATE (September 22, 2017 11:57 a.m.):

A family member of Bernie Smith has been located and he will be returned to his caretaker in Baltimore City. Thank you to everyone who aided in the effort to identify and return Mr. Smith to his home. Special thanks to Derek at Echo House Multi Services Center in Baltimore City who stepped outside and walked around the neighborhood in the 200 block of North Mount Street asking everyone if they knew Mr. Smith. Your extra efforts are what helped us finally get Mr. Smith back home.

UPDATE (September 20, 2017 10:42 p.m.):

The man found in Lutherville-Timonium earlier this evening has been identified through fingerprints as Bernie Smith (67), with no known local address. Police have still not determined how Mr. Smith got to the area where he was found or where he currently resides. Police are asking anyone familiar with Bernie Smith to contact officers at Precinct 7 - Cockeysville (410-887-1820) as they continue to investigate this matter.

Original Release (September 20, 2017 7:50 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are asking for the public's assistance in identifying a vulnerable adult found in the area of Fieldspring Court and Seminary Drive off of West Seminary Avenue in Lutherville-Timonium.

Police were called to the area around 5:22 p.m. when the man was knocking on doors in the neighborhood and unable to articulate who he was or why he was in the area. County EMS responded and found him to be in good medical condition but he appears to suffer from some type of cognitive disorder, possibly a form of dementia. The man appears to be a light skinned black male, possibly in his early 60's, approximately 5'8" and 150 pounds. He has brown eyes and a full black and gray beard and mustache. He is wearing an orange polo type shirt, khaki shorts, a pink baseball cap, and white high-top tennis shoes.

Anyone who may recognize this man is asked to contact police at the Cockeysville Precinct at 410-887-1820 or by dialing 9-1-1. Please share this post and help us to identify this man and return him to his home and family.

UPDATE (August 10, 2017 11:41 a.m.):

Missing man, Charles Allen, has been located deceased in Baltimore City. His body has been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for autopsy. The Baltimore City Homicide Unit will conduct this death investigation and be notified of the results of the autopsy.

Original Release (August 9, 2017 3:47 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are seeking the public's assistance in locating a missing man, Charles Allen.

Charles Allen was last seen Saturday afternoon, August 5, in the Live and Horseshoe Casinos in Baltimore City. He never returned home and has made no attempt to contact his family. Police are concerned for his welfare.

Charles Allen is 36-years-old, approximately 5'7", 145 pounds. He has brown eyes and facial hair but has a shaved head.

Anyone who may have seen Charles Allen or have any information on his whereabouts is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020. The Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit is investigating this case.

Revised June 27, 2017