BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore City Police are trying to figure out who would kill an elderly woman in the middle of the afternoon and why.

Andrea Fujii has the latest on the investigation and reaction from the woman’s stunned family.

It’s an active investigation as police look for answers.  The family members of the victim also want answers and a reason someone would kill a woman so many loved.

Grieving family members gathered outside the home of 91-year-old Irene Logan.  City police say the elderly woman was stabbed inside her house at 4708 Moravia Road Wednesday afternoon.

Logan’s daughter is the one who found her.

“She saw her mother laying down in the kitchen floor,” said Logan’s son-in-law, Frank Ushry.  “She called 911.  That was it.”

Detectives and forensic experts combed through the house looking for evidence.

Family members say they hadn’t noticed anything or anyone suspicious around the house recently.  They say it appears the person who killed her was looking for something.

“Only after the police came,” said her daughter, Irene Ushry.  “They had done some ransacking in my bedroom.”

The house belongs to Logan’s daughter and her husband.  They say she’d been living with them for the past 10 years.

Irene Logan was an energetic and active senior citizen who everyone knew as “Granny.”  She was also the aunt of former Baltimore school board president Patricia Welch.

“If anyone has seen anything that they think suspicious in that neighborhood, that they come forward and speak with us,” said Nicole Monroe, Baltimore City Police.

Logan is survived by three children, as well as grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

If you have any information, please call police.

Comments (43)
  1. Wesley Washington says:

    I hope that when they find ot this person, they should allow me to use my grandmother’s people ways in slow death because that person deserves nothing less than a CHEROKEE SKINNING DEATH.this method takes about a week, and would cost the state nothing more then cost of a good skinning knife;and a place deep in the woods.

    1. Leigh Ann Erdman says:

      I think your way might be too kind

    2. pylis says:

      Wish we had this way of punishment.. It is time that the people take back the streets and stop being afraid of WHEN (not IF) they are going to get mugged, raped, murdered. Commonsense posted a great summary of exactly what Baltimore is. But look at the trash that lives there

    3. pauline says:

      uncle frank the news has reached me here in atlanta and my heart goes out to you and your wife. i can not believe how evil this world has become and the violence in baltimore is simply unbelievable. i will be in touch soon.

  2. LoveElderly says:

    How in the world can you attack an elderly person and sleep at night?
    We need the kingdom.

  3. Leigh Ann Erdman says:

    “Her condition is not known, but homicide detectives are investigating the case?” HUH????

    I pray whoever did this is completely haunted by it and gets no rest and is so burdened that they turn themselves in. Horrible.

  4. tired of criminals says:

    This city is beyond SICK!! 90 year olds are not supposed to die like this.

    1. Danny says:

      It is not the city’s fault.

  5. commonsense says:

    Danny would you care to explain who’s fault it is?

    The breed like it’s nothing even when they dont have jobs and cant raise kids.

    The city governemtn is corrupt with most of the council people residing outside of city limits.

    The fire department is being investigated for cheating.

    The school system has been caught cheating…and there appears to be more corruption there then anywhere else.

    The police are so on top of their game that they have an officer selling drugs in the parking lot. And 30-70 members involved in a towing scheme.

    The public works employees were caught drinking and gambling on the job.

    The citizens dont appreciate anything although they get an insane amount of entitlement program money GIVEN to them.

    It all starts somewhere…the kids are being born into families that dont care about them and cant afford them. The gov’t gives them free food, housing, and spending money, they go to schools where they are cheated out of their education just to pass national averages. Only to get hired into a “coushy” city job where it’s normal to drink and gamble every pay day.

    So danny….where do you assign blame?

    The residents in the city get what they deserve.

    1. DaRedNeckKing says:

      Dam Commonsense, you for real broke it down for Danny…

    2. Leigh Ann Erdman says:

      This is why next summer I am leaving and never coming back. Baltimore is not home anymore.

    3. Eric says:

      Not enough Rec centers is where the blame is.. LMAO

    4. Danny says:

      I assign the blame to the individual who committed the crime, not the police, not the schools or all the rest of the city residents. Baltimore bashing is not going to help anything.

      1. SoDone says:

        Danny, I agree with you 100%. I live in the city and work in the city and there are plenty of good, hard working, non welfare, non crack addict residents here. It is just unfortunate that there are these sick, no education, lack of moral and respect having people here. Trust me, I despise those wanna be thug, crack heads, welfare 5 children with no job having people too but I KNOW I am not one of them! That description does not fit my family, friends or people I work with. So coomonsense before placing blame on the entire city just get a clue and remember it is NOT everyone here.
        I agree crime and murders are out of control in the place and no one, especially a 91 year old woman should die like this! I for one don’t blame the city government but it takes for the people here to not only want to see a difference but do something about it.
        In Tehran a woman was disfigured and blinded bc her attacker threw acid on her and she had the chance to have the docs put acid in his eyes blinding him. An eye for an eye justice system is what they have and maybe thats what we need in America. Too many people doing crazy hateful things and they get a slap on the wrist!

      2. JQP says:

        Still, Danny & So Done, if you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem and this city (and by that I mean, the official groups that manage it) does not do what it needs to do in order to solve the issues that plague us. When COMMONSENSE said “City” (and correct me if I’m wrong), I don’t think he meant the citizens en mass, I believe he was pointing out that our governing body, judicial system and law enforcement agencies have failed us…have failed people like Irene Logan.

        You can almost count on the perpetrator having a long record of violent crime, in and out of the system’s revolving door. Your city had a mayor that stole money, a drunk cop that murdered a marine, another drunk cop that beat a man to death with a brick, a group of them that committed fraud, and a group of them that shot one of their own at a nightclub brawl. These are the people who are supposed to protect you and your friends and your colleagues and your family. These are people you trust and defend. This city does not belong to the minority of people who live and work here and respect the values of mutual respect and pride in our town. This city belongs to the majority of those who devalue your hard work, who spit on your streets and throw trash in your yard, who murder elderly women, who let murderers walk free. You only love where you live right now. I think you might feel differently if your grandmother is murdered for no reason by someone who should never have been allowed to walk the streets.

        ps…pleases forgive any typos.

      3. Danny says:

        JQP, I am part of the solution. I own a home in the city and I pay taxes. I watch out for the elderly people on my block. Don’t feed me that love where you live BS. I was assaulted by a white man in LUTHERVILLE when I was ten years old and I still don’t hate the place or say that Lutherville is beyond sick.

      4. JQP says:

        Danny, you missed the point of my comment entirely. I didn’t say anything about black or white, and simply owning a home and paying taxes doesn’t mean you are doing anything productive to assist in the betterment of our community. I live in Baltimore City and I have never been attacked by anyone, but that doesn’t mean I am blind to the glaring issues we have here. If you think you live in candy land, good for you, Danny. Awesome. You have single-handedly cleared up all the problems with your positive take on the city you live and the taxes you pay. LMAO.

        If you want to stay blind, fine, and if you want to comment on your blindness, great! Just don’t expect folks to applaud you for it.

      5. JQP says:

        So Done, I don’t think we disagree. I think poverty, poor education, pitiful role models and a system we clearly can’t trust to protect us is destroying our ability to take pride in living in Baltimore. I live in east Baltimore in a quintessentially middle-class neighborhood, but I can see past my neighborhood borders. I don’t think this is a nice city to live in anymore….and I don’t blame it on the color of anyone’s skin…I blame it on the organizations who manage this city. I am not in the majority here, so my votes don’t count and so long as the majority likes the status quo (and it does), then the city will continue on the path down which it is headed.

    5. cms827 says:

      Amen — could not have said it any better

      1. SoDone says:

        JQP, I get where you are coming from but “they breed like its nothing and can’t raise kids” who do you feel he is talking about then? THe comments that are continuously posted on these websites when another idiot kills/murders someone is typically generalizing and stereotyping the people in the city. Irene Logan was failed I agree 100 million percent, but until these criminals want to stop unfortunately they won’t. So many of these people in Baltimore, have no hope, don’t see a future or whats outside of this city that facing jail time or death is normal to them. So when there are people growing up like that, what can the mayor do? They simply don’t care and it is a sad sight to see. And no I may not be out there mentoring the youth and cleaning up the ghettos, but I work, raise my son and take care of my family, and truthfully am working my hardest to get the hell out of here. It is almost impossible to save someone who doesn’t want to be saved or help someone who doesn’t think they need help. I don’t see change happening with people like that. I don’t, regardless of the consequences or laws. People have to want better for themselves and their families and when they don’t see that as a possibility they will continue down the same destructive path.

      2. JQP says:

        So Done, I replied to your comment above by accident…ps I really appreciate the civil debate rather than a street battle. Much more engaging.

    6. Danny says:

      JQP, I apologize if I came across as nasty to you. That was not my intention. I don’t mind discussing city problems with other city residents. I guess I was a little irked at the “put a fence around the city” and “level it to the ground” type of comments that obviously came from rednecks and suburbanites. The Commensense remark that “city residents get what they deserve” was kind of mean. Does that mean the woman deserved to be murdered for being a city resident? Of course I’m not blind to the problems of the city. I can only do what one man can. My family has been here for over 100 years and I have lived here all my life and I have no intention of leaving. I’d love to hear some suggestions on what I can do to help. Also, it was the cop that ended up on the wrong side of the brick.

      1. whatnow says:

        Danny, thank you for being racist against Rednecks and Suburbanites. You are part of the problem with that way of thinking! On point to the article, whoever did this to a 90 or 91 years old lady (does it really matter) should be put away for life. They are lower than low and there is no redeeming value to their life.

      2. Danny says:

        Whatnow, race is not the issue. I’m a white boy from Hampden hon.

    7. Angel says:

      You Are So on Point!!!

    8. Lbwilliams says:

      Will said and if they bring some internal affair officer from some where else they would find more drug dealer and gang member on the bad guys pay roll

  6. DaRedNeckKing says:

    This is why I tell my Grandmother not to let anyone into her Apartment, you never know who’s gonna harm you..

  7. Kara Stone says:

    Why would this person ransack the one bedroom? If I was the daughter, I would be questioning her husband to see who could be out to get them.

  8. still white still care says:

    Dear granny,
    may you rest in peace

  9. still white still care says:

    they would not let me post the rest of what i had to say about the trash that did this

  10. barry says:

    The media is too STUPID to get basic information correct. First she was 90 then wonder crimes can’t be solved..ineptitude on the most basic level

  11. still white still care says:

    barry if your 90 do you care if someone calls you 91?
    they would not let me post the rest of what i think about the trash that did this

  12. Are We Serious???? says:

    Over and over I say that Northeast is getting worse everyday. Granny was a wonderful active woman in her community who just wanted to love her people. The problem is that the people that you try to love don’t have a clue how to love you back. This is such a shame and I am sure that there will be no one coming forward because when you do your jobs, families and life get put on the line. When is this going to stop? Why is it that we can’t seem to grasp the concept of working for what we want and not stealing from others and killing our own matriarchs and children. Yet another example of why those of us who have given our lives to this work are tired and need everyones help to clean this mess up!!!

  13. Chalkie says:

    Its a shame that this happen to such a wonder woman. What ever happen to charishing our edlerly like treasures. They know what happen in the past and can give enlightenment to the youger generation. there is just somethings you can never replace. I like talking with the elderly for 2 reasons. One it makes them feel good just to talk to someone about thier lives and what they have seen over thier life time. Second you can learn so much from them if you really listen, Its terrible to see and hear of things like this happening to people. But until the people of Baltimore get fed up enuff to take back and fight for thier city its going to continue. Our court system is broken, and criminals don’t fear the police. Its time to take the gloves off the cops and let them do thier jobs by any means necessary. This state has to many bleeding heart liberals in it like O’Malley that doesn’t want the death penaltiy. Look at states and countries that enforce capital punishment, thier crime rates are much lower. We need to get back to that way. Granny rest in peace, with godspeed to heaven for you. It sounds like you will really be missed.

  14. Tim Martin says:

    Baltimore is the armpit of the world. It should either have a fence placed around it so no one could get out – or leveled and burned to the ground.

  15. Talking says:

    a lot of talk just talk about it,

  16. HooDatIS? says:

    this dont make no sense rest in peace granny
    people need to get it together
    why would u kill that old lady?
    u cant hide for long

  17. SEUSS says:

    I hate to say this but….. I would question the family” REAL GOOD”

    1. BMore Safe says:

      Seuss, I agree with you 100%!

  18. BMore Safe says:

    I think it was someone she and/or the family knows. She’s been living in that house for 10 years. Checks probably had just come out. Someone came to get money, she either didn’t have any, or refused them, and they went ape$hit on her. Such a shame! I think it will come out that it was a relative, family friend, or even someone who cuts the grass or something like that. But I believe in my heart that whoever killed this lady, more than likely has addiction or mental issues!

  19. johnsonj3 says:

    Please catch this person or persons fast so thye can pay for they have done.

  20. Ms. V. says:

    I have known “Granny” and her family for a number of years. She was a bright and energetic woman who loved her family and friends. She was very active and looked forward to spending time with her church “family”. She was a Smart Dresser and wore the most lovely hats. I am saddened by the loss of this beautiful woman who would have never hurt anyone. She was kind and generous and her lovely spirit will be sorely missed. My heart and prayers go out to the Logan Family. May God Bless & Keep You!

  21. Chris says:

    If I had my way, they’d build a wall around that place, send in the Army and clean it up, absurd you say ? Politicians promise, police cheifs promise, ect, Ain’t gonna happen, there as corrupt as the people there supposed to protect, from Shelia Dixon on down. It’s the culture of the country, it’s everyman for himself intelect. From Washington on down, greed, self centeredness, self serving, F U society we live in. In God we trust is a joke today. Nothing changes , if nothing changes, Baltimore is but one example. Sodom and Gahmorra has nothing on the cities of this country. In my sixty some years on this planet, it’s all been down hill. Maybe there is something to this 2012 thing, if I were God, I couldn’t think of a better time to end it than now. Look at the world as a whole, it’s all went to hell. MAN is the enemy, at least nature still has some rules. Just wipe it all out and start over.

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