Reporting Meghan McCorkell
DAVIDSONVILLE, Md. (WJZ) — Anne Arundel County Police are trying to solve a murder mystery. A woman and a dog are both found dead inside a Davidsonville home.
Meghan McCorkell has the investigation and inside information from neighbors.
Police say that woman suffered some kind of trauma to her upper body and they are calling her death suspicious.
Crime scene tape surrounds a home, as investigators flood this quiet Davidsonville neighborhood. A woman and a dog were found dead inside the house on Royale Glen Court.
Police say it was around 11:30 a.m. Friday. Two acquaintances entered the home and found the woman’s body with signs of trauma.
“We don’t have specifics in terms of injuries on the female right now based on where we’re at in the investigation,” said Justin Mulcahy, Anne Arundel County Police.
The dog was also dead in the home.
Detectives have interviewed neighbors to try to figure out when the woman died and who else was inside the house.
Neighbors tell WJZ they heard the woman who lives in the home call out for the dog around 6:15 a.m. Friday. They say the dog belongs to her new boyfriend, who recently moved into the home with her.
“I knew the family, she was younger than I so I didn’t really know her,” said Gary Vaughn.
Neighbors say relatives of the homeowner live next door, but the family did not want to speak about the investigation.
“Awesome family, nice family. Very helpful, always just a very nice family,” a neighbor said.
Neighbors are surprised to see a tragedy like this on a quiet dead end street.
“It’s kind of shocking because you’re not used to that. And then the reality sets in that people have problems unfortunately, and problems can go anywhere they want. And it’s unfortunate,” Vaughn said.
Now the community is on edge as police try to figure out what happened.
Homicide detectives are leading the investigation. They say no one is in custody.
According to property records, the home is owned by 37-year-old Nicole Burgess, though police are not confirming if she is the victim.