Baltimore County Police said a female body found on Hollins Street in Baltimore City last weekend was identified through dental records by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiners.
The body of Charla Melvin, 50, was found in the 2300 block of Hollins Street just after 11 a.m. Saturday with sharp force trauma. Melvin of the 3700 block of Twin Lakes Court in Windsor Mills had been reported missing by her family five days earlier. She was last seen on Saturday, Sept. 7, police said.
Police had suspected that Melvin was the victim of foul play after her cousin, Thomas Davis Jr., was found dead in Baltimore a day after Melvin’s family reported her missing. Police initially thought that Thomas had committed suicide and speculated that Melvin may have been targeted.
The Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit continues to investigate. Melvin’s car, a black Hyundai Santa Fe, was found Monday on Manhattan Avenue at Jonquil Avenue in Baltimore. Police took possession of the car for forensic examination.