Missing Baltimore man among 3 city homicides

First homicides of 2015 logged by Baltimore Police Saturday morning.

The body of a Baltimore man reported missing Dec. 19 was found in the back of a minivan in the Pimlico neighborhood — one of three homicides recorded Saturday in the city. They are the first three reported in 2015.

Family members said police informed them that Karim Bonner’s body had been found in the 2600 block of Seville Ave. inside a Dodge Caravan he rented. Police said he had been shot in the head but would provide no further information about the case.

Bonner’s sister Tassaria Quinlan, 35, said police told her mother, Sandrea Kelly of Northeast Baltimore, of the discovery.

Bonner was last seen Dec. 17, and family members had reported him missing along with the minivan he was renting. He and a brother lived at their mother’s home.

“We were concerned, but police were not concerned,” said Quinlan, a nurse in Philadelphia. “They said he was 25 years old, he is allowed to leave. But we told them this was out of his norm.”

She described the family as “very frustrated, very distraught, very disgusted.”

A police spokesman declined to respond to her comments.

The family had distributed posters with Bonner’s photo and a description of the minivan, and had asked anyone with information to contact police.

Bonner’s body was found about 1:20 a.m. Saturday.

About an hour earlier, police responded to a report of a shooting in the 4500 block of Erdman Ave. in Northeast Baltimore. An adult male had been shot in the head. He died of his wounds Saturday afternoon.

And shortly after 6 a.m., police found a third adult male dead of a gunshot wound to the head in the 500 block of Queensgate Road in Southwest Baltimore.

Police did not identify the victims. They asked that anyone with information call 410-396-2100.

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