Body found in bleachers at Northeast Baltimore football field

Posted at 11:28 PM, Jun 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-13 08:44:14-04

On Tuesday someone was walking their dog when they noticed someone sitting the bleachers at a football field not moving.

Baltimore City Police got on scene around 11:30 am and called in homicide detectives.

Reginald F. Lewis School of Business and Law High School is across the street from the field.

Kim White who lives across the street said the neighborhood is usually quiet.

“We don’t have any problems and usually there’s nobody in the field unless there’s somebody walking their dog over there,” White said. “There’s not a lot of people that hang out in the field.”

It’s a football field that's used for little league games that often fills up with young families.

On Tuesday it was filled with homicide detectives, canvasing the area and eventually carrying out a body.

Lester Wilson said most of the people who live in the neighborhood are retired.

“Kids don’t hang out on the street, they don’t hangout on corners it’s just a quiet neighborhood,” Wilson said.  “It’s unexpected for something like this to happen. Especially in this neighborhood, but no matter where you’re living it’s happening in all neighborhoods now. It’s sad it really is.”

Wilson rarely has to call police, but he has seen what looks like quick car drug deals on the side of the stadium.

 “You’ll see one car pull up and another will pull up and stop and another will in front and they do the drug transaction. They do that in 2 or 3 minutes so they call the police you know they aren’t going to be here in 2-3 minutes.”

As the sun goes down it becomes an unassuming and peaceful part of the city.

Now another chapter in the ongoing murder saga that plagues Baltimore.

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