A 20-year-old woman was stabbed to death in Baltimore on Thursday, hours before a man, considered a "person of interest" in her killing, was found dead from an apparent suicide in Baltimore County, police said.
Police said Thursday evening that it was too early in the investigation to know whether the deaths were the result of a murder-suicide, but are investigating what connections exist between the man and woman.
City police responded to the 200 block of Atholgate Lane in the city's Ten Hills neighborhood about 12:30 p.m. after a 911 caller requested help and found the woman unresponsive and "suffering from what appeared to be multiple stab wounds" inside a home, said Anthony Guglielmi, a police spokesman.
The woman was pronounced dead at the scene, he said.
As detectives were conducting their investigation, they received word that Baltimore County police were searching for a man possibly linked to the killing in the 5500 block of Baltimore National Pike, in the Woodlawn area.
At 4:21 p.m., the man was found there by emergency crews inside a vacant office building, Baltimore County police said.
The man was dead from an "apparent suicide," police said.
Guglielmi said he believed the man had hanged himself.
"Our detectives are now going over there to put all the pieces together to determine what relation he has, if any, to this murder," Guglielmi said.
The man was located and identified as a person of interest in the fatal stabbing because of information provided by the community, Guglielmi said.