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Police: Middletown woman’s death ‘suspicious,’ but likely not homicide

By Dan Miller danmiller@pressandjournal.com
Posted 6/21/17

Baltimore police are not considering the death of a Middletown woman a homicide, because her body showed no obvious signs of trauma or foul play.

However, it is being considered …

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Police: Middletown woman’s death ‘suspicious,’ but likely not homicide

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Baltimore police are not considering the death of a Middletown woman a homicide, because her body showed no obvious signs of trauma or foul play.

However, it is being considered “suspicious.”

No new details have been made available regarding Aleksandra “Ola” Reeves, the 37-year-old woman who went missing May 23 and whose body was found in Baltimore on Tuesday, June 6.

Police are awaiting toxicology results from the state medical examiner’s office in Maryland as a step toward trying to determine the woman’s cause of death, said Detective Donny Moses of the Baltimore Police Department.

Moses could not estimate when the toxicology results will be available. If Reeves’ death were being considered a homicide, that would expedite processing of the toxicology results, Moses said.

But at the same time, Baltimore police do consider Reeves’ death to be “suspicious,” because she was not from Baltimore, and because her body was found in an alley, Moses said.

Police had no further information to release regarding why Reeves was in Baltimore, Moses said.

Reeves’ body was found by police on June 6 in a wooded area near the intersection of Guilford Avenue and East Preston Street in Baltimore.

Police first found Reeves’ red Fiat, and then later found her body a block and a half away from the car.

Reeves had first been reported missing by Middletown police on May 24. Borough police at the time said that Reeves had last been seen at 12:15 p.m. May 23 at her residence in Middletown.

Borough police said that Reeves had been “acting out of character” and had failed to report to work on Wednesday, May 24, to a job that she had held a long time.

Borough police alerted State Police about Reeves the next day, at 2:48 p.m. Thursday, May 25.

State Police began their own missing person investigation and reported that the last confirmed sighting of Reeves was when she was seen leaving the Turkey Hill gas station in Elizabethtown at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 23.

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