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Body Found in Woods of Oella, Death Ruled Homicide

Baltimore County Police have identified the body of a woman who was found in the woods Sunday.

Baltimore County police have ruled that the death of a woman whose body was found near Frederick Road in the woods of Oella is a homicide.

According to police, a bicyclist saw the body on Sunday and called 911. When detectives arrived at the scene, they found no signs of trauma and no identification.

The victim was taken to the Medical Examiner's Office and an autopsy was performed Monday.

Police identified the woman as Janell Earlita Balogun, 33, of the 2700 block of Rittenhouse Avenue in Baltimore.

Police are asking that anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious in Oella around Frederick Road late on June 9 or early on June 10 contact police.

Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7-LOCKUP (1-866-756-2587). To text a message to Metro Crime Stoppers, send to "CRIMES" (274637), then enter the message starting with "MCS," or email a tip to www.metrocrimestoppers.org. Those contacting Metro Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and might be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

number9dream June 14, 2012 at 03:53 PM
"Master of deflection,deception, deceit, bluff." "...what ever creditably [sic] you have left is lost." I'm hurt.
BlahDittyBlah August 20, 2012 at 06:54 PM
@Al - I guess self-righteousness doesn't count as a mistake, does it...?
Joe August 20, 2012 at 07:24 PM
As long as housing prices stay up in Catonsville it will be a long long time before we are Irvington. High housing prices are the only thing standing between the city and Catonsville.
Joe August 20, 2012 at 07:29 PM
Islamic Nigerians burn Christian churches on Sundays and shoot all who flee the fires! They do this almost every Sunday. "Dozens of people are feared dead and injured after two separate attacks on churches in Nigeria during Sunday service, the government said. A suicide bomber blew himself up near a church in the central city of Jos on Sunday, while gunmen attacked another church in Biu in the country's northeast. Armed Islamist sect Boko Haram later claimed responsibility for both attacks, a purported spokesman for the group said." "Christians from a local Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) congregation in this Plateau state town have been displaced after Muslim extremists set their church building and some homes on fire last month. The Rev. Ishaku Danyok of the church told Compass that the April 29 incident occurred after Muslims approached Christian music shop owner Gabriel Kiwase and told him that his music was disturbing them as they said their prayers."
E A Webber January 31, 2013 at 09:36 PM
More than 6 months later, Janell is remembered. May she rest in peace, may her family have peace, and may the perpetrator of this crime be found and justice done.

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