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54-year-old woman dead after being stabbed in the chest for money; suspects at large

Posted at 1:34 PM, Dec 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-01 14:25:25-05

Baltimore Police are investigating a Friday night incident that left a 54-year-old woman dead.

At about 12:34 a.m., patrol officers were called to an area hospital for a report of a walk-in stabbing victim. When they got to the hospital, they found a 54-year-old woman with a stab wound to her chest.

Despite the doctor’s efforts, the victim ended up succumbing to her injuries.

According to the preliminary investigation, the victim and her family were driving in the 1000 block of Valley Street when they noticed a black female,. The woman looked to be about 20 years old and stood at about 5'4" and she wearing a brown jacket. It looked like she was carrying a baby, or had wrapped something up to look like a baby, and was holding a cardboard sign that said, "Please help me feed my baby."

The victim, who was in the passenger seat, rolled down her car window to give the woman some money. At that moment, a black male, who was about 30 years old, about 6' tall and who has a goatee, approached the car to thank the family for the money.

The male suspect then reached in to grab the female victim's wallet which is when a struggle began. The man then produced a knife and stabbed the victim in the torso before leaving the area on foot with the female suspect that was holding the sign. 

Homicide detectives are looking to identify both suspects, so anyone with information is asked to either contact them at (410) 396-2100 or contact the Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7Lockup.