Police turn to the public for help in search for Essex woman's killer


Baltimore County police made an appeal to the public yesterday for information about the last hours of Rosemarie Shew's life.

Shew, 38, left her home in the first block of Avenal Road in Essex Sunday evening to go grocery shopping, police said. Her decapitated body was found the next morning by workers at a construction site in Reisterstown.

Investigators said yesterday they believe she might have been at one of the following stores Sunday night: the Metro Food Market at 7930 Eastern Blvd. in North Point, the Metro market at Middlesex Shopping Center in Essex or the Wal-Mart at North Point Plaza Shopping Center.

Police said they are looking for anyone who might have seen Shew's black 1995 Nissan pickup around West Cherry Hill Road and Franklin Boulevard Sunday evening or Monday morning. They would also like to speak with anyone who saw the truck at Water and Gay streets in Baltimore, where it was recovered Wednesday. The truck might have been abandoned there Monday, police said.

Anyone with information about Shew is asked to call 410-887-2198.

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