Reporting Linh Bui
PARKVILLE, Md. (WJZ) — Police confirm a body found in East Baltimore overnight is the man accused of killing his estranged wife outside her car in Parkville.
Linh Bui explains that young mother had tried to protect herself from her husband before.
A photo posted on Facebook last week paints the picture of a happy couple in love. In reality:
“We believe a domestic issue was at play in this circumstance,” said Chief James Johnson, Baltimore County Police.
Tuesday, Victoria Glover, 28, was shot and killed in Towson while putting her 3-year-old son into the car. The child was not injured.
WJZ spoke to Victoria Glover’s family. They say they’re not ready to do an interview, but they want the community to know how much they appreciate all the support they’ve gotten.
Police named her ex-husband, 38-year-old Cory Bowman, their only suspect. The search for Bowman led police to an apartment in the 1500-block of May Court.
Inside, they found a man dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
“She was terrific. Just a terrific girl,” said Jim Phillips, Glover’s landlord.
Glover was divorcing Bowman. She had retained a lawyer from the House of Ruth–a nonprofit organization for battered women.
Executive Director Sandi Timmins says domestic abuse is about power and control.
“Sometimes women understand that the danger level is so high, that their risk of losing their life is high. And they may choose to leave,” said Timmins.
A sobering statistic: One in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.
“All you have to do is look around you and think about what that number means in your own circle,” said Timmins.
Glover’s landlord says he never knew there were problems.
“I’m really sorry it happened. And I’m really sorry, mostly, that it happened to her. Terrific girl, really. Can’t say anything more about her,” Phillips said.
Glover’s family says they’re now making funeral arrangements.
Police had linked the gun used in Glover’s murder to Bowman and say he made statements confessing to the crime.
If you are in an abusive relationship and need help, the House of Ruth has a 24-hour hotline. Just call 410-889-RUTH or click here.