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Teen's body found in Woodlawn in 1999; Baltimore Co. Police turn to the public for help

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Posted at 10:21 AM, May 12, 2020
and last updated 2023-11-06 16:42:05-05

WOODLAWN, Md. — The body of 13-year-old Sarah Jane Forrester was found in a wooded area behind Belmont Park Apartments in Woodlawn in 1999 and, now, Baltimore County Police are turning to the public for help in solving her case.

On May 12, 1999, at a little before 9:35 a.m., officers were called to the area adjacent to the parking lot in front of 7 Kafern Drive. The body, partially decomposed, was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy, where it was positively identified as Forester. Her death was ruled a homicide by traumatic injury to the body.

Forrester had been reported missing from a group home on Bloomsbury Avenue on February 20, 1999. She was reportedly last seen on or around April 28, 1999, in the Edgewater Village area of Harford County.

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit continue to investigate her murder. Therefore, if you have any information about her disappearance or murder, please contact detectives by calling 410-307-2020.

Callers may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward when submitting tips through Metro Crime Stoppers 1-866-7-LOCKUP.