The Bodies of Leakin Park - Baltimore, MD



Petro Taylor Lemuel Wallace Oliver Wendell Munson Margo Baker Richard Wayne Truman
Since 1946 71 Bodies have been found in Leakin Park. Below is a map of where those bodies were found.

Below is a list of 71 bodies found in Leakin Park, I may have missed a few due to the limitations of searching on the Internet. The Baltimore Sun Archives do not include the years 1985 through 1990 yet so I assume there are a few people missing. If you click on the names of the victims you may read the information I was able to find about each case.

I want to make one additional comment. Anyone that knows me is aware of my attention to detail when it comes to map symbol placement. Due to the large numbers of symbols and making the map clear, and also the pathetic way the Baltimore City Police Department annotates crime scene locations, I want to admit the body placement is approximate and not exact. If you have any questions, email me. You can find the address in my profile.

NameAddress body was foundDate FoundAgeMurdered By:
Richard Wayne Truman (with introduction)Mt. Holly Road areaNovember 18, 194613Robert Clayton Wright
Larry Jefferson3800 Stokes DriveApril 19, 19689Reginald Vernon Oates
Matt Jefferson 3800 Stokes DriveApril 19, 19685Reginald Vernon Oates
Louis Robert Hill 3800 Stokes DriveApril 19, 196810Reginald Vernon Oates
Lester Watson 3800 Stokes DriveApril 19, 196810Reginald Vernon Oates
Elsie Josephine Johnson 3900 Chesholm RoadMay 28, 196916Andre Van Lear Foster
Eugene Leroy Andersonr4100 Stokes Drivekilled July 11, 1969 found October 27, 196920Either the Black Panthers or the FBI depending on your POV
George Douglas Newton 3700 Winterbourne RoadJune 6, 197123
Milton Beatty 4500 Hutton Ave March 8, 197224
Sherman Mack Butler Hutton Ave and Wetheredsville RoadJanuary 6, 197320
Thelma Nash 4800 Franklintown RoadJanuary 28, 197319David L. Morris
Wanda M. Lewis 1400 Franklintown RoadMay 18, 197415
Alfred Washington 1400 Franklintown RoadMay 18, 197417
William Braxton Leakin Park July 30, 197426
William Emerson Dorsey 3800 Chesholm RoadAugust 6, 197417
Luther Wagner 4800 Franklintown RoadDecember 2, 197421Fred T. Sampson
Wanda Carter Windsor Mill Road December 7, 197622Olivia L Tatum
Gwendolyn Moore3500 Gelston DriveMarch 29, 197923
Lester Williams 1400 Franklintown RoadOctober 9, 197925
Margaret L Robinson 4700 Franklintown RoadJune 26, 198119Killed by husband
Joyce Ann DeShields 4300 Seminole AvenueMay 9, 198226killed by serial killer who remains on the loose
Paul John Casper 4800 Clifton AveJanuary 5, 198436
Oliver Wendell Munson Potentially Leakin ParkFebruary 13, 198439Dennis Watson is a person of interest
Jason Ely 4500 Wetheredsville Road January 1, 198821Willy Petty Jr, Jimmie McKoy, JoAnn Petty
Hope Sarah Patterson 1900 Wetheredsville RoadSeptember 13, 199035Ronald Ludd and Richard Tirrell Cook charged
Troy Leroy Bennett 4600 Wetheredsville RoadMay 16, 199120
Infant Franklintown Road and Chesholme RoadNovember 13, 1991less than 1
Linda Pearson 4700 Wetheredsville RoadMarch 28, 199331Don Anthony Pearson
Unidentified Man - Suicide 4900 Windsor Mill RoadApril 17, 1994
Patrick Maxwell 4700 Franklintown RoadMay 2, 199427
Bernadette Tyndale 2000 Ridgetop Road June 15, 199430Ernest Tyndale
Shante Harris Franklintown RoadJuly 29, 19943Darntrell Griffin, Eric Duane Dorsey
Gregory Melvin Smith 4700 Franklintown RoadMay 4, 199525Robert Malcolm McLain Jr. aka Darryl Anthony Harris McLain or Darryl McLain DOB 05091968 No longer incarcerated
Russell Fletcher 3700 Franklintown Road February 1, 1996 37
Renita Wallace1900 Ridgetop roadApril 3, 199633Walter Percy Holmes Jr.
Courtney Williams4500 Wetheredsville RoadApril 7, 199627The Dirty Cop accused Chris Black
Unidentified Man 4500 Wetheredsville Road April 8, 1996 No obvious signs of foul play
Charles Augustus Robinson 3500 Winterbourne Road April 24, 199661
Charles Hayden(found with D. Coleman) 4800 Franklintown RoadJuly 18, 199622
Deron Coleman 4800 Franklintown RoadJuly 18, 199624
Rodney Alonzo Banks 5100 Franklintown RoadMay 19, 199731
Devon Dexter Denton 3600 Winterbourne RoadMay 25, 199718
Victonio Guy Spencer 1900 Eagle DriveJune 1, 199726
Leonard Williams 2000 Franklintown RoadJuly 2, 199725
Wanda Turner 3100 Wetheredsville RoadJanuary 23, 199826
Todd Roney Hutton Ave and Wetheredsville RoadSeptember 7, 199833
Kendall Hawks 4700 Windsor Mill RoadOctober 4, 199818
Rufus Washington4000 Clifton AvenueNovember 13, 199841Michael J Stewart and Antonio A Warrington
Vincent Blatch 3500 Winterbourne RoadNovember 24, 199835
Novella Peaches Brown 4500 Hutton AveDecember 28, 199841
Hae Min Lee 4400 Franklintown RoadFebruary 9, 199917Adnan Musud Syed
Brian Anthony Johnson 3400 Winterbourne RoadJune 10, 200118Eric Von Poole (although there are some questions regarding his conviction), Charles Antonio Ham, Carl Douglass Harrison
Christopher Hudson 4500 Windsor Mill RoadJune 29, 200120
Adrian Anthony JenkinsFranklintown and Wetheredsville RoadsDecember 9, 200121
Broderick Richardson Franklintown Road January 24, 2003 38
Carlos Herrea Leakin Park January 31, 200463
Margo Baker 4000 Clifton AveMay 6, 200552Ross Telp (her son)
Stephen Robinson 3200 Franklintown RoadOctober 9, 200555
Christian Nunez 4800 Franklintown Road July 18, 200638
Leonard Nathaniel Garrett 800 Winans WayOctober 7, 200624
Freddie Thornton 4300 Franklintown RoadDecember 23, 200669Timothy Izzard
Riley Pettus1300 North Woodington RoadJune 7, 200743
Kwame Saka Osafo 3900 Winterbourne Road October 10, 200721Andre Cox, Gregory Lee charged then nolle prosequied
Yolanda Brown 3600 Winterbourne RoadMarch 20, 200836William Vincent Brown is a suspect, he was found guilty of attempted murder of another woman in Leakin Park,and pleaded guilty to the murder of 2 women in other locations
Petro Taylor 3000 Franklintown Road December 30, 200820Grechauna Rogers, Sierra Pyles, Tenisha Lawson, Anthony O. Williams, Devin Melton, Lawrence Walker, Dominique Boone
Lemuel Wallace 3200 Franklintown Road February 4, 200937Kevin Pushia pleaded guilty, James Omar Clea and Kareem Jamal Clea were found "Not Guilty"
Michael Thomas 1900 Eagle Drive March 29, 201029
Lois Jean Smyth aka Lois Vance 4400 Windsor Mill RoadMay 29, 201140Kenneth Brunetti
Oswaldo Santana4700 Windsor Mill RoadFebruary 29, 201221
Mary Tisdale 4900 Franklintown Road September 29, 2012 62
Antoine Ellis 2000 North Forest Park Avenue November 22, 2012 23


If you enjoy Leakin Park or enjoy finding abandoned artifacts in the woods, you may wish to visit my Ghosts of Leakin Park site. If you want to look at a handy trail map for the park you can visit my Leakin Park Trail Map site. General information about 2013 Baltimore City Homicides can be found here.

Update January 6, 2011 I'm getting inquiries from people about murders for years gone by. I have created a helpful tutorial on how the search the Baltimore Sun archives yourself. If you can't find what you are looking for through the Sun Archives you can email me with the approximate date of the murder, the name of the person murdered, the location of the murder and the home address of the murdered person or as much information as you know, and I will see what I can dig up. I am a busy person so you will have to wait patiently for the results.

Special thanks to the Enoch Pratt Free Library and the Charm City Circulator, without their assistance this site wouldn't have been possible.

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