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Police identify woman found slain Sunday


Police identified yesterday a woman found stabbed to death Sunday near railroad tracks in the Mount Winans section of Southwest Baltimore as Yolanda P. Jones, 30, a mother of three, of the 2500 block of Ridgely St.

Detective Danny Danzy said the crew of a passing CSX freight train spotted Jones' body lying near tracks off the 2200 block of Hollins Ferry Road, a few blocks from where she lived, about 8: 15 a.m. Sunday and called police.

Danzy said Jones was the mother of two boys, ages 10 and 22 months, and a girl, 4.

In another case, police identified yesterday a man found fatally shot last week in West Baltimore's Leakin Park as Vincent Blatch, 35, of the first block of Caraway Road in Reisterstown.

About 11 p.m. Wednesday, a police officer who heard several shots found Blatch's body, lying in a woods off the 3500 block of Winterbourne Road, said Detective Michael Hammel.

No arrest had been made in either case.

Anyone with information about either slaying is asked to call the homicide squad at 410-396-2100.

Pub Date: 12/01/98

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