Remains found are those of a human male
Skeletal remains found in a dilapidated Northeast Baltimore house this week have been determined to be those of a human male, Maryland's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner said yesterday.
A contractor discovered the bones Tuesday while cleaning out the house after it had changed hands in a tax-lien sale.
Dr. David Fowler, the chief medical examiner, said investigators have a possible lead on the identity of the dead person, but "a lot of work" remains to confirm the identity.
He said investigators are trying to track down dental records dating to the 1970s in hopes of confirming the man's identity.
Gus G. Sentementes
: Glen Burnie
Resident sought in animal neglect
Anne Arundel County police said yesterday that they are looking for a Glen Burnie resident after finding five dead animals and seven others that had been severely neglected in a house.
Animal Control officers following up Wednesday afternoon on previous complaints about aggressive animals at the home on the 7000 block of Furnace Branch Road were met by a foul odor coming from inside, county police said.
When no one answered the door, police entered and found the five dead animals in various states of decomposition.
Police said the four dogs and three cats that were recovered alive were suffering from severe malnourishment.
The live animals were taken to animal hospitals for treatment, but one of the dogs died that night.
Police said they are trying to determine who is responsible for the property and animals.
: West side
Anthony's basketball challenge set June 23
NBA star and Baltimore native Carmelo Anthony will visit the city June 23 for his third annual "Melo's H.O.O.D. Movement 3 on 3 Challenge," at Cloverdale Courts in West Baltimore.
Festivities will include a "3 on 3" basketball tournament for kids and young adults, age 7 to 24, from area schools and recreation centers. They will compete for the coveted title of "Melo's H.O.O.D. Movement 3 on 3 Champion" in their respective divisions.
Anthony, who plays for the Denver Nuggets, will be joined by teammate Allen Iverson and JR Smith, New Orleans Hornet Chris Paul, Baltimore native and Memphis Grizzly Rudy Gay and Baltimore Raven Ray Lewis.
Synagogue groups plan a picnic June 24
The young adult communities of several Baltimore synagogues are getting together for a "Picnic in the Park" at Roosevelt Park in Hampden on June 24 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Participants are urged to take picnic food; kosher drinks and desserts will be available. A softball game is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.
Sponsors include Adat Chaim, the Baltimore Chevra, Beth Am, Beth El Congregation, Chizuk Amuno, The Associated and the Baltimore Board of Rabbis. Information: 410-356-5200.