SEVERN, Md. — A teddy bear and flowers were left on the doorstep of Jasmine Adam’s home on Hawk Court in Severn. The 29-year-old woman was found dead in her basement Wednesday morning.

Anne Arundel County police said Adam’s father discovered her body and immediately called 911. She had trauma to the upper body and detectives do not believe it was a random act of violence.

“There have been incidents there in the past regarding domestic violence in that location,” Marc Limansky, spokesman for AACO police, said.

At this point in the investigation, police believe the mother of two was targeted, possibly by someone she knew.

Her neighbors said they were saddened by the news Wednesday night.

“It’s shocking, and it hurts,” An unidentified neighbor said. “I didn’t know her very well but it hurts. It’s a woman. It would hurt if it was anybody,”

Residents said the woman had twin nine-year-old girls. It is not clear at this time if the children were inside the house when their mother was found dead.

Neighbors watched a coroner remove the woman’s body from home on Hawk Court Wednesday, where not even 24 hours earlier she had been seen sitting on the front steps.

“I did cry,” An unidentified neighbor said. “I have three sons of my own and I can’t imagine what would happen if I was killed suddenly and they no longer had a mother,”

Anne Arundel County police said no one is in custody at this time, but the department also said there is no indication that the community is currently in danger.

Autopsy results have not been released at this time. Anyone with information can call Metro Crime Stoppers 1866 LOCKUP, and can remain anonymous.

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