Just before 2 p.m. today (Wednesday), Maryland State Police and the Aberdeen Police Department responded to the 400 block of Bush Chapel Road, just feet outside the city limits of Aberdeen, where a dead body was found inside a sleeping bag near the yard of a city department supervisor.
The body, apparently that of a black woman, was found somewhere in, around, near or on the yard of Aberdeen Department of Public Works Maintenance Shop Division Supervisor Roger Hall. The body was near enough to his property that Hall was at the scene, but he is not believed to be a suspect.
Although there was no immediate cause of death made public, police were treating it as “suspicious” and the word “murder” was being used throughout the afternoon.
Here’s the Maryland State Police press release:
BODY FOUND IN HARFORD COUNTY
(Aberdeen, MD) – Maryland State Police are on the scene of what appears to be a suspicious death in Harford County after a body was found in a sleeping bag along a rural road not far from Interstate 95 earlier this afternoon.
The body has not been identified and can only be described as possibly that of an African American female. The body will be taken to the Office of the State Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy.
At about 1:30 p.m. today, Maryland State Police at the Bel Air Barracks received a call from a passing motorist who reported a suspicious bag laying along the roadside in the 400-block of Bush Chapel Road in Aberdeen. Officers from the Aberdeen Police Department and troopers responded and found the body inside a sleeping bag.
The Maryland State Police Homicide Unit responded to the scene and is conducting the ongoing investigation with the assistance of troopers from the Bel Air Barracks. There is no further information available at this time. Anyone who may have any information pertaining to this investigation is urged to call the Maryland State Police at the Bel Air Barracks at 410-879-2101.
Keisha Ray says
What does Jodie’s credit history have to do with the fact she was murdered? I am appalled that you are slandering my family member’s memory. Not to think about her children that are still here. I don’t care what bill she did not pay she was murdered. That’s what you should have kept your article about…..I don’t see you slandering the murder suspect!
The family of Jodie Davis
I’m sorry about the loss of your family member to such a senseless tragedy.
The information about Ms. Davis was not intended to be hurtful, but merely to provide as much information as possible – regardless of whether it ended up being relevant in the case or not. I wouldn’t call it slanderous either because everything that is printed is accurate, public information. We would never publish falsified or deliberately inaccurate or slanderous information.
In regards to the suspect, there is a full story published in which his much more extensive criminal history is provided:
I agree with you that the focus of this all should be on the tragic murder and not on the irrelevant details. Please take as much time and space as you’d like to tell us about your family member and her life.
Thanks and again we are sorry for your loss
Valanteen Kent says
I grew up with Jodi Davis and just received word today of her tragic passing. I had to read more than one article to believe our JODI is no longer here with us.
Words alone can not express my pain and sorrow and my heart truly goes out to her family.
However, I understand the police investigation view point by providing some detailed information about Ms Davis . In doing so it may assist in the the DA’s Office in gathering more evidence for this case.
I understand the 1st Amendment and I fully understand printing the truth. What I have heart ache about is the lack of judgement used in the articles I have read in regards to her past association with the law which by the way might be relevent to the case but “ABSOLUTLEY” not her “FINANCIAL” differences. I beleive you called it and I quote” IRRELEVANT DETAILS”.
You say the word of “SORRY” but I strongly feel it wasn’t of value. What the true value is; we just lost a”MOTHER, SISTER, DAUGHTER and FRIEND”. This is what this should be about. She is not here to defend herself and what justified the attack her character when she is silenced.
What if it were your family member, I’m sure you would feel the same. Bottom line, I loved her dearly and the entire Davis Family and my prayers are with them.
Let us not forget the main focus are the children now. I love and miss you JODI!
I knew Jodie as a child and my mother babysat her when her parents separated (when I was about 3 and she was about 4). We went to school together and her father was a conselor at my school. She will be missed.
Given that I don’t see any update to this story nor any new comments, why is it billed as “What You’re Talking About”? Very curious.