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Coppin State Student Murdered In Remington Rowhome

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BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The body of a Coppin State University student was found inside the Remington rowhome where she grew up.

Derek Valcourt reports police are releasing more details about the murder.

A quiet, sunny day was the setting for the murder of an 18-year-old girl. Neighbors couldn’t understand why a typically friendly girl would have been stabbed to death inside the house where she grew up. She has been identified as Jhoma Blackwell.

“It’s very frightening. I’ve gone to things in Charles Village for people who’ve been hurt over there and it’s very tragic and I’m deeply concerned,” said Judith Kunst, Greater Remington Improvement Association.

Her mother is completely shocked and doesn’t know who to blame. WJZ spoke with her off camera and she said that her daughter had graduated high school and was studying nursing at Coppin State University.

Police say she was stabbed multiple times. A family member discovered her body. Later, witnesses say a 2-year-old child was taken out of the home where the murder happened. Police appear to know who they are looking for.

“Homicide detectives have been here this afternoon since we got the initial call and preliminarily, we believe that this is not a random act of violence,” said Jeremy Silbert, Baltimore City Police. “Just off some preliminary information.”

Neighbors say they heard fighting inside the house earlier. Police are not saying who they think could be a suspect and they’re not asking for the public’s help.

This is now the second woman to be murdered in Baltimore this year. The other woman was shot while standing on a sidewalk in Waverly.

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