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Police: Dental records confirm body found Saturday in Baltimore is Charla Melvin

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Posted at 3:57 PM, Sep 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-17 16:33:08-04

BALTIMORE — Baltimore County Police say dental records confirm that a woman's body found Saturday in Southwest Baltimore is Charla Melvin.

She had been missing since Saturday September 7, from the 3700 block of Twin Lakes Court in Milford Mill, and was found exactly a week later wrapped in plastic and blankets behind the 2300 block of Hollins Street.

From the beginning police suspected foul play, and believed she had last gone to West Baltimore, in a black 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe.

On Monday morning, officials say they found Melvin's missing car in Baltimore City on Manhattan Avenue. Baltimore County homicide detectives have since taken the vehicle for a forensic examination.

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To make things more complicated for detectives, a man was found hanging from the top of a park fence across the street from Carver High School in Baltimore, the Tuesday following Melvin's disappearance.

Melvin's family says that man is Charla's cousin, Thomas Davis and they believe he was to blame for her disappearance.

Baltimore Police say Davis took his own life, while County investigators say they're looking into a possible connection between the two incidents.

It remains unclear how Melvin was killed.