By CBS Baltimore Staff

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A Baltimore woman faces a murder charge in the homicide of a woman who was found dead last year at a Pikesville motel.

Ayanna Michelle Allen, 29, was extradited from North Carolina back to Baltimore County earlier this month, the Baltimore County Police Department said Monday.

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Allen is being held without bond while awaiting trial on a charge of first-degree murder in the death of Lashawnda Sanders, according to a search of online court records.

Sanders, 43, was found dead the morning of Nov. 29, 2020, in a second-floor hallway at the Howard Johnson by Wyndham on Reisterstown Road in Pikesville.

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She had unspecified trauma to her upper body.

The investigation into Sanders’ killing led police to identify Allen as a suspect in the case.

Court records show Allen has a preliminary hearing scheduled for Oct. 1.

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Allen’s arrest marks the sixth homicide case Baltimore County Police have closed this year.

CBS Baltimore Staff