Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Forget It Jake, It's Baltimore

At Da Sun, Decomposing bodies of two children found Tuesday afternoon in Southwest Baltimore, police say

Two children were found dead in the Beechfield neighborhood Tuesday afternoon, Baltimore Police said late Tuesday night.

The department said that just after 4:30 p.m., officers were sent to the 500 block of Coventry Road in Southwest Baltimore for a “dead upon arrival” person.

Police said officers found a boy and a girl dead, with visible trauma on their decomposing bodies.

Homicide detectives are continuing to investigate, police said.

Ugh; just ugh. 

UPDATE: Baltimore mother to be charged in deaths of her two children, police say, 3 years after arson and child endangerment case

Less than a day after police found the decomposing bodies of a 6-year-old girl and an 8-year-old boy in a Southwest Baltimore apartment complex, Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said their mother will be charged with their deaths.

Harrison said charges are pending against 28-year-old Jamerria Hall of Baltimore, the mother of Da’Neira Thomas, 6, and Davin Thomas Jr., 8, whose bodies were found in their apartment in the 500 block of Coventry Road Tuesday.

Neighbors said they regularly saw the children playing together outside the complex, and Hall had written on social media often about both the joys and struggles of motherhood. She even featured the kids on a podcast she started called BMorE Charming.

But court documents from a 2018 arson case show Hall faced deeper challenges. They detail how she erected a shrine of family photos in her mother’s apartment that she attempted to set on fire before briefly disappearing with the children.

At a Wednesday news conference at police headquarters downtown, Harrison said officers were called to the Coventry Road apartment after a resident noticed a foul smell. Officers found the children’s bodies in the early stages of decomposition in two separate rooms. Investigators quickly sought the mother for questioning, and on Wednesday morning, during an interview with detectives, she confessed to killing the children, Harrison said.

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