PIKESVILLE, Md. — A Pikesville family is trying to figure out what happened between the time they left for work and when they found their 18-year-old daughter dead in her room.
Dymond Ariel Jones' family last saw her when they left for the morning.
“That afternoon they came home and assumed that she was sleeping,” Baltimore County Police Officer Jennifer Peach said. “Later on, in the evening when they checked on her when she didn’t wake up, that’s when they discovered that she was actually deceased.”
At around 10 p.m., police were called to a residence in the 7400 block of Kathydale Road. When they arrived, they found Jones, who had been suffering from trauma to her upper body.
Jones was pronounced dead on the scene, and her body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, where, on Thursday, her death was ruled a homicide by gunshot wound. Baltimore County detectives were alerted and began an investigation into the suspicious death.
“I think it’s terrible; she hasn’t really lived her life,” said Michelle Shepherd who lives across the street.
Shepherd said there has been a few troubling things happening in the neighborhood over the last few months.
“I’m kind of skeptical, and I just stay here in front of the house," Shepherd said. "I used to walk because I have an aunt that lives down the street, but I don’t walk around here anymore.”
Mar Nasdor said he is shocked because it is such a quite neighborhood normally.
“There have been some incidents in the neighborhood in the past couple of years, but they seem so random,” Nasdor said. “There’s no violence; even the teenagers are not, you know, raucous.”
Anyone with information about this situation is asked to contact Homicide Unit detectives at (410) 307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous by calling Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7Lockup.