Crime, Police/Fire

Body found on I-95 identified as mother of 3-year-old girl who died in fatal Baltimore fire



NORTH EAST, MD—Maryland State Police investigators have positively identified a body found on Interstate 95 as the mother of a child who died in a fatal fire in Baltimore City.

The woman has been identified as Danielle Shanae Parnell, 30, of Baltimore. Parnell was found dead on I-95 on April 12 in Cecil County. Investigators are awaiting results of an autopsy.

Parnell was the mother of a three-year-old child who was the victim of a fatal fire that occurred on April 8 at a residence on Vancouver Road in Baltimore. Four days later, a body, now identified as Parnell, was discovered by a member of a survey crew working in the area. The body was located near the woods on northbound I-95, near mile marker 95.6, south of Belvedere Road.

Investigators are working with the Baltimore Police Department to determine a motive between the two homicides. No suspects have been identified at this time. No further details are available at this time.



Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact the Maryland State Police – North East Barrack at 410-996-7800. Callers may remain anonymous.

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