BALTIMORE — It is a road to nowhere---the 1600 block of Morrell Park Avenue dead ends at someone’s fence, and when Ron Batzri and a co-worker began surveying the grown up property surrounding it to potentially expand their business, they made a gruesome discovery.
“We had some concerns about whether or not it was actually a body so before we called police, we said, ‘Well, listen. Do you think this is a body?’” said Batzri. “We tried to identify different parts of it. It was pretty mangled, and then once we made the decision we should call, we called Baltimore P.D. and they arrived maybe 10 minutes later.”
Upon closer inspection, detectives determined the body had no head, no hands and no feet.
Someone had apparently gone to great lengths to try to conceal the identity of the female victim.
A nearby neighbor, who did not wish to be identified, says he, too, had stumbled upon it earlier, but had no idea it was human.
“What did you think it was?” we asked.
“Maybe a dog… or deer,” he replied.
The man snapped a picture that day, which helped him recall the date, which was October 21st, which suggests the body had gone undetected for at least six weeks.
Another murder in a city, which has already witnessed more than 300 of them again this year.
“It makes me happy that I go home at night and that I don’t live right here,” said Batzri, who commutes from Montgomery County. “I can’t imagine what it would be like to live in this neighborhood and kind of have something like this show up. I mean there’s a lot of trash on the street in the neighborhood here. I think that people don’t… but to see a body like that, it sort of makes you question the value of life.”
If you have any information, which could help homicide detectives, you’re asked to call 410-396-2100.