A 78-year-old Essex man was found dead inside his home Wednesday and police are now investigating his death as a homicide.
Baltimore County police were called to a home in the unit block of Spartan Drive shortly after 11 a.m. after getting reports of a person in cardiac arrest.
Police say B.G. Ledford's ex-wife came to the house to check on him when family members couldn't get a hold of him. She found him lying on the floor when she got inside the home, according to police.
The 78-year-old Ledford was pronounced dead at the scene.
He had suffered traumatic injuries to his upper body and police are investigating his death as a homicide.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.