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Homicide suspected in death of Essex man, 78

Posted: 5:41 PM, Dec 31, 2015
Updated: 2015-12-31 22:41:26Z

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.