Baltimore County, Maryland – Police have identified a 50-year-old man found dead on the sidewalk in front of an apartment building in Essex just after midnight.
Police were called to the 1100 block of Sandy Stone Road when a neighbor saw the man laying on the sidewalk and called 9-1-1. The man is identified as Howard Vermont Blevins of the 1100 block of Sandy Stone Road, 21221. The man was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased at 1:26 a.m. He was determined to have evidence of trauma to the upper body. Cause and manner of death are pending results of an autopsy at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
The Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit is conducting the investigation into this incident and is asking anyone who may have seen or heard anything around midnight to contact police at 410-307-2020.
Anyone with information on this case can also submit a tip to Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.
The full press release is available at baltimorecountymd.gov.