Howard County police are investigating a homicide after a woman was found dead and a man seriously injured inside an apartment building in Columbia, Maryland, on Sunday. A woman was found dead and a man seriously injured inside an apartment building in Columbia, Maryland, on Sunday.
According to Howard County police, concerned family members reached out to police around 5:43 p.m. and asked that they perform a wellness check on people living in an apartment complex on the 8800 block of Spiral Cut.
When officers arrived, they found a 36-year-old woman dead at the scene and a 42-year-old man suffering from injuries that police called “significant.”
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COLUMBIA, Md. (WJZ) — An attack inside a couple’s Howard County home left a woman dead and her boyfriend critically injured Sunday night.
Howard County detectives went door to door in the apartment complex where they were attacked, looking for any kind of clue that could point them to a killer.
“It’s got everyone here pretty much upset about it,” said Raymond Wsecks, a neighbor in the complex.
“I’m a little disturbed. I’m a little upset about it, because it’s a nice community. Everyone knows everybody around here, so to have something like that happen was very scary for me,” Wsecks said.
Police said the couple may have been attacked Saturday inside their Spiral Cut Lane apartment, and left there suffering overnight, before a family member called police for a welfare check and help arrived.
Officers discovered 42-year-old James Webb critically injured. Medics rushed him to Shock Trauma where police said he is still fighting for his life.
His girlfriend, 36-year-old Amanda Harris was found dead. Both had blunt force trauma injuries, police said.
“We are being very open-minded in this investigation and following up on multiple different theories of what might have happened,” said Sherry Llewellyn, Howard County Police spokesperson.
“We’re hopeful that when someone comes forward to provide us with information that will lead us more directly in the right direction,” Llewellyn said.
Investigators want to talk with anyone who may have seen or heard anything in the area during the overnight hours between May 4-5. They are asking anyone with information to contact police at 410-313-STOP or [email protected]