Homicides since Jan. 1: 197
The body of an unidentified woman believed to be in her 50s was found severely beaten shortly before noon yesterday in a house in the 4000 block of Fifth St. in the Brooklyn neighborhood. A mail carrier discovered the body.
LAST YEAR: Baltimore had recorded 171 homicides as of Aug. 16, 2006. ONLINE: Details and locations of this year's city homicides at baltimoresun.com/homicidemap.