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Susana Thatcher

1978 Homicide Victim

Photo of 1978 unsolved homicide victim Susana Thatcher.

On December 8, 1978, at approximately 4:20 a.m., Baltimore County Police received a call for a found body in the area of Norris Lane and Trappe Road 21222 in Precinct 12 Dundalk. Police arrived and found the body of an unidentified female at the location. The female was pronounced deceased at the scene and it was discovered that she had been strangled.

On December 9, 1978, detectives were able to positively identify the female as 52-year-old Susana Thatcher. She had been reported missing by her daughter on the evening of December 8, 1978. She was last seen by family members in the area of Eastern and Dundalk avenues in the evening on December 7, 1978.

Susana Thatcher telephoned a friend just a few hours before she was found deceased. She had indicated to the friend that she was going to travel to their apartment in the Mt. Washington area of Baltimore City. Susana Thatcher was not driving that night and it was unknown how she may have been attempting to travel.

Reward Offered

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact the Homicide Unit's Unsolved Case Squad at 410-887-3943 or Communications Team at 410-307-2020.

Callers may remain anonymous and can also contact Metro Crime Stoppers of Maryland, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government. Metro Crime Stoppers offers rewards of up to $2,000 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 mobile app.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP (1-866-756-2587

Web tip:

Mobile App: P3TIPS

Revised January 12, 2022         


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