Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Dead woman identified, but cause of death still unknown

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A woman who was found dead under a stairwell of an apartment complex in Briggs Chaney on June 27 has been identified, but the cause of her death is still under investigation, according to police.

Wanda Rochelle Johnson, 46, was discovered unresponsive around 1 p.m. by an employee of the apartment, which is located in the 13900 block of Castle Boulevard.

Detectives have not yet found Johnson's address, said Lt. Paul Starks, Montgomery County Police's media relations director.

Johnson was wearing a short-sleeved red shirt with white trim and blue jeans when she was found.

An official for the state medical examiner in Baltimore said on Wednesday that the cause of Johnson's death is still being investigated.

Detectives are now asking for family members or anyone who has information surrounding the death of Wanda Rochelle Johnson to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070. Callers may remain anonymous.