Police seek to identify Essex assault suspect [VIDEO]

Essex Assault Suspect 20170809UPDATE: Police say they have identified and arrested this suspect.

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Police in Baltimore County are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect who brutally assaulted a man he’d just met.

At around 11:30 p.m. on June 3, police responded to Franklin Square Hospital where the victim was being treated for serious wounds to his face and body.

Police determined that the victim had been eating at McDonald’s at 2119 Eastern Boulevard in Essex with a friend around 10:30 p.m. The victim initiated a conversation with another patron, the suspect, who became irritated at some point during their conversation. The victim attempted to diffuse the situation by leaving.

Moments later, as he was walking on Kingston Road near Firethorn Road, the victim was approached and attacked by the suspect, rendering him unconscious.

Police were able to obtain surveillance video of the suspect, who returned to the McDonald’s after the assault to clean himself up with napkins (video below).

Anyone who recognizes this suspect or has any information regarding this crime is asked to contact detectives of the Essex Precinct Investigative Services Unit at 410-887-0230.

Police searching for missing elderly woman in Rosedale

Francine SturmsUPDATE: Francine Sturm’s has been found safe and unharmed. 

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Police are actively searching the Rosedale area for a missing elderly woman who walked away from her home in the 8000 block of Old Philadelphia Road around 9:30 a.m. on Friday morning, possibly headed towards MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center.

Francine Sturms, 73, suffers from medical conditions that may cause her to become confused or disoriented. She left her home on foot and was last seen wearing a black shirt, pink shorts, white socks and tennis shoes.

She had previously made statements that she was going to walk to the hospital to see her husband, but he is not hospitalized, and he returned home to find her missing.

Francine is 5’3″, 109 pounds, has brown eyes and long hair dyed dark red.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact police at the White Marsh precinct at 410-887-5000 or dial 9-1-1.

3-year-old at center of Essex child abuse case dies

AmbulanceUPDATE; 9/15/2017 – The boy’s father has been arrested and charged in connection with this case – details here.

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A 3-year-old boy who was the subject of a child abuse investigation died on Tuesday morning.

A preliminary autopsy has been done, but the results are pending further analysis by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

On January 19, police and medical personnel initially responded to a home on Glenwood Road in Essex for a report of an unconscious child.

The child, who has been identified as Cameron Anthony Blake, was initially taken to MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center and later transferred to The Johns Hopkins Hospital Pediatric Intensive Care Unit for treatment.

The case became a possible child abuse investigation after hospital personnel reported the child had injuries consistent with child abuse.

The case continues to be investigated by the Baltimore County Crimes Against Children Unit.

Woman vanishes after leaving local hospital

Mary Ann BrownUPDATE: Mary Ann Brown has been found safe and unharmed.

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Police in Baltimore County are seeking the public’s assistance in locating an adult woman who went missing after leaving a local hospital.

Mary Ann Brown, who was last seen leaving Franklin Square Hospital on December 26, is a black female with long black hair and brown eyes, and is 4’11, 235 lbs.

There is no additional information on a clothing description or possible destination.

Anyone with information on Mary Ann Brown’s whereabouts should contact Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020 or dial 911.