UPDATE: An arrest has been made in connection with this case – details here.
Original story below…
Authorities are investigating after a 50-year-old man was found dead on a sidewalk in front of an apartment building in Essex overnight.
At just after midnight, officers responded to the 1100 block of Sandy Stone Road (21221) after a neighbor saw the man laying on the sidewalk and called 9-1-1.
The man has been identified as Howard Vermont Blevins of the 1100 block of Sandy Stone Road.
Blevins was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased at 1:30 a.m. Police reportedly found evidence of trauma to the upper body. Cause and manner of death are pending the results of an autopsy.
Homicide detectives are conducting an investigation into this incident and are asking anyone who may have seen or heard anything to contact police at 410-307-2020.