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Police identify bodies of 2 women in Harford


The bodies of two women recently found in Harford County were identified by police yesterday.

Maryland State Police said a body found near Route 40 in Havre de Grace on Wednesday was Lillian Abramowicz Phelps, 43, of Cecil County. Police, who said she was identified through dental records, are treating the death as a homicide.

Troopers responded to Oakington Road near Route 40 about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday after a 911 report of a body.

Phelps was reported missing June 9 and was last seen on May 30.

Also yesterday, the Harford County sheriff's office said a badly decomposed body found in a field in Perryman has been identified as Shiela Ann Turner, 42, of Aberdeen.

Turner had been reported missing since May 26.

Amtrak employees working on the tracks discovered the body about 2 p.m. on June 2 near the Rite Aid distribution center, according to Robert B. Thomas, a spokesman for the sheriff's office.

Thomas said the agency was seeking information regarding Turner's death.

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