Homicide

Bel Air neighborhood deals with aftermath of Thursday homicide

Bel Air neighborhood deals with aftermath of Thursday homicide

A 16-year-old boy suspected of killing a Bel Air woman remained hospitalized Friday as police continued their investigation and the woman's neighbors dealt with the shock of a homicide in a normally safe community.

"It was just very shocking, very shocking," resident Darrin O'Bannon said of the murder.

Donna Zaragoza, 56, was found dead Thursday morning in a second-floor bedroom in her townhouse in 1000 block of Jeanett Way in the Irwin's Choice community just north of Bel Air.

Harford County Sheriff's Office deputies were alerted at 6:36 a.m. regarding a report of a person threatening to commit suicide.

It was the latest in a string of calls for...

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