|May 20, 2017 Roger William-Dorsey, 24 Baltimore police pulled a decomposing body from waters next to the National Aquarium, creating a spectacle for a throng of Inner Harbor visitors Saturday evening. Police had no information on the person's identity or the cause of death. The body, which was pulled from the water about 6:30 p.m., is being sent to the state medical examiner's office for an autopsy.|
|January 2, 2017 Jerry Stamer Baltimore police recovered the body of a man from the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River where he was last seen two weeks prior. Police said the body of Jerry Stamer, 32, was found at about 2 p.m. in the water near the 3100 block of Waterview Avenue in South Baltimore. Stamer was last seen on Dec. 15 at the Middle Branch Park marina, police said. Police said there were no signs of trauma and an autopsy will be conducted. The department put out an alert to a missing person investigation in Stamer's case, describing him as 6-feet tall, and 200 lbs., last seen in an orange jumpsuit with blue jeans and tan boots.|
|December 01, 2016 Michael Bagley On December 1, 2016, at approximately 7:40am, officers were called to the 900 block of S. Ann Street for a report of a body floating in the harbor. When officers arrived, they found an adult male in the water. The man was pulled from the water and pronounced deceased at the scene. The man has been identified as 23-year old Michael Bagley of the 100 block of E. 32nd Street. Bagley was reported missing on November 21, 2016. He was last seen in the 1700 block of Thames Street. There were no obvious signs of foul play when Bagley was found.|
|September 16, 2015 Prashanth Davis A Baltimore police officer's body was found floating in the Inner Harbor, police said. Officers were called to the area of the 500 block of Harborview Drive around 11:50 p.m. on Tuesday on a report of a well-being check. Police found a man face down in the water in between a boat and the dock. The person was pronounced dead at the scene. He has since been identified as Officer Prashanth Davis, 34, an active member of the Baltimore Police Department. He was a seven-year veteran of the organization and was assigned to the Northern District. Police said , Davis' death appears to be accidental. City police spokesman T.J. Smith said Davis lived in a boat in that area and was not on duty at the time of his death.|
|June 3, 2014 Unidentified Body A body was pulled from the Inner Harbor Tuesday afternoon near Under Armour headquarters — at least the 11th time since October that someone has been found dead in the waters around downtown. Few details were immediately available pending an autopsy, but police confirmed the body was retrieved around 2:17 p.m. off of the 1000 block of Hull St., where there is a water taxi pickup spot.|
|February 15, 2014 Fidel Williams A man was found floating outside the Rusty Scupper Restaurant at the base of Federal Hill. He was identified as Fidel Malik William, a Woodlawn resident, who had been reported missing on December 27, 2013. Mr. Williams was last seen leaving a house on Glenmore Avenue, headed toward a bus stop. The police ruled the death a suicide because allegedly they found a note, the Medical Examiner ruled the death "undetermined.|
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|November 15, 2012 Elizabeth O'Hearn The woman who died after being rescued her off a pier in Canton has been identified as a Johns Hopkins neurology professor. Elizabeth O'Hearn, 53, was found near the 2300 block of Boston St. in Canton. Police were first called to the area by a witness at about 4:45 a.m., who said a woman was floating face down in the water, police said. The police department's marine unit responded and pulled her out, and she was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. O'Hearn lived in the block where she was found, police said. A Johns Hopkins University spokeswoman confirmed that O'Hearn was an assistant professor of neurology. O'Hearn had been with the hospital since 1994. O'Hearn was a 1985 graduate of the Hopkins School of Medicine, an assistant professor of neurology and neuroscience starting in 1997, and a collaborator with Mark E. Molliver on 15 research publications. O'Hearn's partner had been Molliver, a Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine professor emeritus of neuroscience and neurology. He died of complications after cardiac arrest May 10 at Hopkins Hospital at the age of 75.|
September 26, 2012 Gerald Sheeran, Age 63, was found in the harbor at Boston and Leakin Streets in Canton. Homicide units were called to the scene and it was initially classified as a "suspicious death". The Medical Examiner will rule on cause of death. Mr. Sheeran had a boat docked at marina. The Maryland Judiciary Case Search shows Gerald Sheeran had a 2008 DWI charge.
August 19, 2012 Unidentified Male The body of a male between 15 and 20 years old was found in Baltimore's Inner Harbor early Sunday morning, police and fire officials reported. Emergency responders, including divers with the city's fire department and city police officers, responded to 301 Light St. at about 3:15 a.m. after a caller reported a body in the water, said Chief Kevin Cartwright, a fire spokesman. Divers entered the water near the Inner Harbor's promenade and discovered the body. The operation, which was not a rescue but a recovery effort, took until about 4 a.m.The body was taken to the state medical examiner's office for an autopsy, Cartwright said. There was no initial indication of foul play, but detectives are awaiting the results of the autopsy, said Det. Jeremy Silbert, a police spokesman.
January 30, 2012 Unidentified Male City fire boat crews recovered a body, tentatively identified as a man, from the Patapsco River in Fairfield near Masonville Cove. City police received a report shortly before 9 a.m. of a body floating in the water near the 400 block of Frankfurst Ave. and alerted the fire department. There is a pier in the area, near where the body was spotted. Until the body is recovered, investigators cannot determine how long the man had been in the water, whether he fell in from the pier or whether the body had floated from elsewhere, fire officials said.
September 7, 2011 Unidentified Body A body was pulled from the Patapsco River near Harbor Hospital Wednesday afternoon, fire officials confirmed. Fire officials could not immediately provide details but said that a call was received around noon from the hospital reporting a body in the water. A fire rescue boat, an engine company and an EMS unit investigated and found a body near the hospital. It was unclear if the body was related to reports Sunday that someone had jumped from the Hanover Street bridge.
August 10, 2011 Unidentified Body City police were investigating the discovery of a dead body found floating in the Inner Harbor near Fells Point Wednesday morning.Details were not immediately available, but fire officials confirmed that medics were called to the 900 block of S. Bond St. at about 9:40 a.m. for a report of a body in the water.Fire officials could not immediately say whether the body was of a male or female, or whether foul play was suspected.
July 1, 2011, Unidentified Man Baltimore City fire crews pulled a man's body from the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River in south Baltimore Friday evening, a spokesman confirmed. A fire department rescue boat was dispatched around 6 p.m. after several 911 calls reported a body floating in the about 100 yards west the Hanover Street Bridge, near the Baltimore Rowing Club, said fire department spokesman Kevin Cartwright. Crews pulled the body of an unconscious, unresponsive man from the water and he was pronounced dead, Cartwright said. He did not know the identity of the victim, but said the body was being taken to the medical examiner's office for an autopsy. City police are investigating the death as a possible suicide.
May 7, 2011 Wayne Guy Paige, An autopsy has identified the man whose body was found floating in the Inner Harbor last week as Pikesville resident Wayne Guy Paige, 25, who was reported missing in Baltimore County on May 7. There was no word on a cause of death, or whether police believe foul play was involved. Paige had last been seen at his girlfriend's residence, following an argument. According to a police report, Paige had a history of depression. His Facebook Page can be found here.
February 15, 2011 Unidentified Man, Firefighters and police were on the scene of a discovery of a man's corpse in the Inner Harbor, near the Museum of Industry. The city fire union sent a Twitter message around 8:30 a.m. that fire boats were responding to pull the body from the water. Police said the body was discovered at around 8 a.m., in the 1400 block of Key Highway. An autopsy will be performed to determined the man's identity and cause of death. Police say they have tentatively identified the man as a 46-year-old who suffered from seizures and hypertension; there were no visible signs of trauma. An employee of the Museum of Industry spotted the body and called police. An autopsy will be performed to confirm the man's identity and cause of death.
May 12, 2010, Unidentified Body, Baltimore police Wednesday morning pulled a body out of the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River near South Hanover Street, according to a department spokesman. A passer-by spotted the victim shortly before 10 a.m. floating near the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge and Cromwell Street, just off the southern edge of Port Covington.
May 10, 2010, Unidentified Woman A body was recovered floating off the 900 block of South Bond Street in Fells Point. Police said it appears the victim in that case was a homeless female and that there were no immediate signs of foul play.
April 15, 2010 Jose Portillo, He was a dedicated kitchen worker at the popular downtown Brazilian steakhouse Fogo De Chao. Jose Portillo, the 36-year-old Salvadoran immigrant whose body was found Thursday in the water near the Fells Point dock for the Water Taxi in the 1700 block of Thames Street.
Portillo had disappeared after leaving work on March 23, more than three weeks before his body was discovered floating in the Baltimore Inner Harbor Thursday morning. When Portillo was pulled from the water last week, he was fully clothed in a black soccer-style shirt and pants. He was wearing socks, but not shoes. Police did not find any initial evidence of trauma. Inside his pants pocket, police discovered a recent paycheck from Fogo De Chao.Homicide detectives have few clues as to how Portillo, who did not have a criminal history, ended up in the water. He was from Guatemala.
September 12, 2009 Richard Veal, Baltimore police have identified the man whose body was found floating Friday afternoon near the Domino Sugar factory in the Inner Harbor. Richard Veal, 60, was reported missing after he had been drinking with friends Thursday night at a boating dock in the 500 block of Harborview Drive, near the HarborView Tower. Officers from the police marine unit found Veal's body about 4:05 p.m. Friday near the 1000 block of Hull St.
July 13, 2009 Desi Deschaine, Deschaine's friends reported him missing about 10 a.m. Monday, Baltimore police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said. According to Deschaine's Facebook page, he set off for a boating trip with friends Sunday afternoon. Authorities pulled Deschaine's body from the harbor yesterday morning after locating it by sonar Monday night. A friend of Deschaine's told police that he had "been drinking all [Sunday] since 2 p.m.," but it was not known whether alcohol played a role in the death. Nine people were on the boat. His friends were concerned and looked for him in the immediate area but thought he had walked off and would return.
May 21, 2009 Lawrence Brown, The man whose body was recovered from the Inner Harbor near the Maryland Science Center about 6 a.m. Tuesday has been identified as Lawrence Brown, 50, of the 700 block of E. Fort Ave. in the Riverside neighborhood of South Baltimore. Police said the body bore no signs of foul play.
April 12, 2009 Unidentified Man, A man on a docked boat discovered the body of a man floating under a pier in the 700 block of Eastern Ave. at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, according to Baltimore police. There were no signs of trauma.
March 27, 2009 Unidentified Body found near Ft. McHenry. No additional information
March 22, 2009 Jamie Portillo, A man named Jamie Portillo was found on March 22, 2009 in the water off a pier on the 1400 block of Thames Street. He was from Guatemala
March 19, 2009 Ivan Armando Lopez Kestler, On March 19, 2009, Ivan Armando Lopez-Kestler’s body was found near the Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream stand near the Light Street Pavilion at Harborplace.
March 19, 2009 Unidentified Man A unidentified man was found near the paddle boats at the inner harbor.
March 4, 2009 Ryan Davis, The body of a man was pulled from the Inner Harbor at Fells Point yesterday evening About 6 p.m., the body was seen floating in the water off South Caroline Street at Thames Street near the South Broadway pier. Baltimore City Police say the body of Ryan M. Davis, 33, who had been missing since January 11th . He was believed to be a bartender.
February 12, 2009 Eric Pendergrass, A man identified the man as Eric Pendergrass, 26 years old, of the 3400 block of Avondale Avenue in Baltimore was found floating by the Hanover Street Bridge.. "It remained unclear how his body ended up in the water," the Sun wrote. "Police said he was killed by asphyxiation. Pendergrass was awaiting trial on drug and gun charges, and court records indicate he was on probation through November of this year." Later it was found that a group of hooligans abducted Mr. Pendergrass, received a ransom for his return but killed him anyway, then dumped him in the harbor. Sherell Ferguson pled guilty, Donta Vaughn and Darryl Nichols convicted
September 28, 2008 Transient Man, Baltimore police have identified a transient man whose body was found Friday morning in the Inner Harbor, but they have not released his name pending notification of his family. The man's body was spotted floating near the Spirit Cruises platform in the 400 block of Light St. by a cruise company employee, police said. Police do not know how long the body had been in the water. Investigators said there did not appear to be any signs of trauma.
September 14, 2008 Unidentified Woman, Baltimore City fire officials said Monday morning that a woman's body was found floating in the Inner Harbor. The city fire department received a call about the body at about 7:15 a.m. Officials said the body was recovered from the water near the Science Center. They told 11 News that the victim was within arm's reach of the shoreline. Authorities said the woman was between 20 and 30 years old and was clothed. There were no signs of trauma, officials said.
June 30, 2008 Unidentified White Man, Baltimore police detectives are trying to determine the identity of a dead man found floating in the Inner Harbor about noon yesterday near Federal Hill and the American Visionary Arts Museum. The man, who is white, was pronounced dead by medics about 12:30 p.m. Moses said the man's body showed no obvious signs of foul play.
December 6, 2007 Unidentified Woman, A woman's body was found floating in the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River near Middle Branch Park yesterday evening. Shortly before 5 p.m., authorities were told that a body was floating near the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge in the 2400 block of S. Hanover St. in South Baltimore. A Fire Department rescue boat pulled the woman, believed to be about 30, from the water and that medics attempted to revive her there and on the way to Harbor Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
March 22, 2007 James Lee Butler, The body of James Lee Butler was found Wednesday by a city public works crew near the USS Constellation at Harborplace. Emergency workers pulled him from the water and pronounced him dead at the scene shortly before noon that day.Police have said that a preliminary investigation found no signs of trauma or any indications of foul play. Until early this month, Butler had been living at the Westminster Rescue Mission, a Christian-based recovery facility for people who have dealt with homelessness or substance abuse. Butler had worked as a housekeeper at the mission, and he also held a job at a book publishing facility. He was described him as a "real giving, loving person" with a troubled past involving drug abuse and depression.
September 27, 2006 Nathan Trevor Barnette, A man whose body was found Sept. 19 floating in the Patapsco River near the Dundalk Marine Terminal in Baltimore has been identified as a Pasadena resident, and his death was determined to have been caused by drowning, authorities said. The body of Nathan Trevor Barnette, 24, of the 1900 block of Main Ave., was found floating off Pier 3 by a crewman of a ship docked there who pulled the body aboard and alerted authorities, said Cpl. Jonathan Green, a spokesman for the Maryland Transportation Authority Police, which oversees security at the terminal.
May 14, 2006, Unidentified Man,An unidentified body found floating near the Bay Lady cruise ship in the Inner Harbor was recovered about 9:45 a.m. yesterday, authorities at the scene said. Fire officials described the body as that of a man in his 30s or 40s. He was fully clothed. Fire officials said he didn't appear to have obvious injuries, but Karen R. Aiken, who works for a Department of PublicWorks marine operations crew that cleans the harbor, said that she saw the man and that he appeared to have a bullet woundon the right side of his head.
October 8, 2004 Sandra Elizabeth Wilson, The body of Sandra Elizabeth Wilson was found floating in the water between the ship Constellation and the Light Street pavilion at Harborplace about 7:30 p.m. by a couple riding in a paddle boat.. She had identification in her wallet that led us to family member. The body had no signs of foul play
April 29, 2004 Damion D Diotte, A man whose body was found floating Tuesday morning in the harbor near Fells Point was identified yesterday as a 26-year-old Dundalk resident, city police said. The man was identified through fingerprints and by a relative as Damon D. Diotte of the 1900 block of Wareham Road, police said. His fully clothed body was found about 8:30 a.m. by Police Department marine unit officers off the 1700 block of Thames St.
June 23, 2003, Adult Man, A man's body was found floating in the canal at the intersection of Eden and Lancasters Street behind Bohagers.
December 1, 2002, Unidentified Man, a bodyof a man who appeared to be in his early 40s, was found floating in the Patapsco off the 2600 block ofInsulator Drive, near the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge, about 9 a.m., police said.
December 23, 2001, Unidentified Man, One was found about 9 a.m. near the Hanover Street Bridge off Insulator Drive, Baltimore police said. Police did not have an identity for the man.
October 17, 2001 Horace Gwaltney, The body of a legally blind Charles Village man was found floating in the Inner Harbor, three days after he was lastreported seen alive. The body of Horace Gwaltney, 57, a resident of Wyman House Apartments in the 100 block of W. 29th St., was spotted in the water about 9:30 a.m. by a worker installing a satellite dish on the side of the Marriott Waterfront Hotel in the 700 block of Aliceanna St. overlooking the harbor. Police said a relative reported that Gwaltney was last known to have been seen Saturday at Central Avenue and Pratt Street.
March 22, 2001, Freighter Crewman, The body of a man found floating off a pier in Canton may be that of a freighter crewman who was reported missing Dec. 23, 2000. A contractor aboard a freighter saw the body about 1 p.m. off Pier 1 in the 2000 block of S. Clinton St.
August 6, 2001, Unidentified Black Male, A passer-by walking about 7 p.m. near Brown's Wharf in the 900 block of S. Broadway spotted the body of a black male about age 50.
September 11, 2000, Unidentified Man, The body of an unidentified man was found floating in the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River about three blocks south of PSINet Stadium. A man walking in the 1500 block of Warner St. in southern Baltimore about 7:15 p.m. discovered the body. Police said a preliminary examination at the scene found no obvious signs on the body of foul play.
August 30, 2000 Unidentified Man, Workers from the city's coroner's office removed the body of a man that a water taxi driver found floating in the Inner Harbor near the National Aquarium. Police said the unidentified man was in his 40s.
May 25, 2000 Earl or Will, The body of a homeless man known as Earl or Will was found floating in the Inner Harbor near the Constellation. He was seen climbing a barrier at the edge of the Pratt Street promenade Saturday afternoon and it was theorized he fell or jumped into the water.
April 12, 2000, Rendell Maxwell Lewis, A Baltimore County resident who had been missing for at least a week, was identified by police yesterday as the man whose nude body was found Sunday floating in the Inner Harbor off the 2300 block of Boston St.. Maxwell, 27, of the 3900 block of Noyes Circle in the Woodbridge Apartments in Randallstown, was identified through fingerprints.
Why Ankush Gupta isn't on the list In 2008 Ankush Gupta was enjoying the Inner Harbor promenade with friends when Curtis Bay resident, Wayne Black, asked him for a cigarette and then pushed him in the water where he drowned. Wayne Black wasn't arrested until August of 2010 for that 2008 murder. In 2009, 3 men also with coffee colored skin just like Mr. Gupta: Jose Portillo, Ivan Kestler and Jamie Portillo also drowned in the Inner harbor under some extremely suspicious circumstances although their names weren't ever added to the 2009 homicide victim list. However, ever since August of 2010 after Mr. Black was safely confined to the prison system Baltimore hasn't seen any more coffee-colored men mysteriously drown. The big difference between Ankush Gupta and the other men was that nowhere in the article about Mr. Gupta did it mention that he floated. Buoyancy is the key to make the list, so Mr. Gupta isn't on this one, but since he was a homicide victim he did make my list of homicide victims in the 11th Council District.
10/14/2013 Update on Wayne Jackson Black Wayne Black, alleged serial murderer of city men with coffee colored skin, has been released from prison. His current home address is 7712 Stoney Creek Drive in Pasadena Maryland 21122. His birth-date is 07/09/1990 and he racially self-identifies as white. Associate with him at your own risk.
Hanover Street Bridge Area
As you can see many of the bodies floating near the Hanover Street are unidentified. I would assume that some of these deaths might be suicides because the Sun often doesn't release the names of suicide victims.
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