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Sarah Jane Forrester in 1999Sarah Jane Forrester was just 13-years-old in 1999 when children discovered her body in a wooded area behind Belmont Park Apartments in Woodlawn.

It was May 12, 1999 at 9:34 a.m. when officers were called to the area adjacent to the parking lot in front of 7 Kafern Drive, 21207. The body, partially decomposed, was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for autopsy where it was positively identified as Sarah Jane Forester. Her death was ruled a homicide by traumatic injury to the body.

Sarah Forrester had been reported missing from a group home on Bloomsbury Avenue, 21228 on February 20, 1999. She was reportedly last seen on or around April 28, 1999, in the Edgewater Village area of Harford County.

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit continue to investigate the murder of Sarah Jane Forrester. If you have any information about her disappearance or murder, contact detectives by calling 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward when submitting tips through Metro Crime Stoppers.

Information on this unsolved homicide case and others can be found online.

Reward Offered

Metro Crime Stoppers of Maryland, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards of up to $2000 for information that leads to the arrest and charges 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

Text: “MCS (include tip)” to CRIMES (274637)

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

Mobile App: P3TIPS

Police have arrested the suspect who stabbed a man in Woodlawn following a road rage incident.

Booking photo of Jeremy Kalan Hill, stabbing defendantJeremy Kalan Hill, 20, of the 1000 block of Coleridge Road, 21129, is charged with first and second degree attempted murder and first and second degree assault after a road-rage incident culminated in Hill stabbing the 49-year-old man.

Police and medics were dispatched to the victim's home after he drove himself there from the incident. He was suffering from multiple stab wounds to the upper body and transported to an area hospital where he is recovering.

The incident began around 2 p.m. when Hill cut the victim off while driving on Parallel Drive near Ingleside Avenue. The victim then cut in front of Hill, who in turn went around the victim again. This happened a few times before the victim stopped in front of Hill at the stop light at Ingleside Avenue, got out of his car, and confronted Hill. Hill sped away, striking the victim's car door as he left. The victim followed Hill, obtaining his license plate number, and confronted Hill again when they stopped at Coleridge Road near Channing near. An altercation ensued, ending with Hill stabbing the victim and the victim fleeing to his home.

Detectives from the Woodlawn Precinct Investigative Services Unit determined that the plate on Hill's vehicle was registered to a different vehicle. Detectives located Hill's vehicle and were able to arrest him as he was attempting to remove the registration plates.

Hill remains held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on no bail status pending trial.

Baltimore County Police reminds all citizens that it is potentially dangerous to confront another driver during a road rage incident. The safest action is to drive directly to the nearest police station, drive to a well-lit well-populated area, or call 9-1-1 to have an officer respond to you.

Call 410-887-1340 if you recognize this armed robbery suspectBaltimore County Police are asking for help identifying this suspect who robbed a teenage victim at gunpoint.

Police responded  around 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 19 after the suspect followed the teen into a building in the 2400 block of Bibury Lane in Windsor Mill and pointed a gun at the victim, demanding cash. The suspect, pictured here in a surveillance image, fled on foot toward Sandown Circle. You can watch the rest of the surveillance video on our YouTube page.

Help us keep your neighborhood safe. If you recognize this suspect or have any information on this crime, call detectives in the Woodlawn Precinct Investigative Services Unit at 410-887-1340. Callers may remain anonymous.

Reward Offered

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

NEW Mobile App: P3TIPS

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017