Police in Baltimore, Maryland, recently identified human remains found in a container earlier in March as belonging to the missing 75-year-old woman, Versey Spell, as reported by Law&Crime.
Spell was reported missing from her home on the 3900 block of Barrington Road on October 19, and her family found the basement door of the residence had been kicked in, and both of the apartments within the home were in disarray.
Spell had been living in the house for the past 15 years, renting from a friend and co-worker. She was a retired federal employee and had been working as a greeter at the Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the baseball stadium.
When the family arrived at the home, they informed WJZ that a strange woman was in the house owner’s bed. Spell’s cane, walker, and other healthcare items were left behind, and her glasses and other personal possessions were found outside.
On March 7, skeletal remains were uncovered in a container in the back of the 3400 block of Garrison Boulevard. The medical examiner’s office determined it was Spell and ruled the death a homicide.
Baltimore police spokesperson, James A. Merritt, told Law & Crime in an email that homicide detectives are actively investigating the murder. Still, there are no additional details to share at the moment.
The Orioles also released a statement expressing their sadness and condolences to Spell’s family and friends, noting that they would miss her warm welcomes at the ballpark.
The family noted that Spell suffered from polio and lupus, and her sister Bettea Brown-Wilson stated that the family was at a loss when she went missing, saying that no one could sleep or eat. Currently, police have not released any additional details, and there are no suspects in the case.