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Medical examiner determines woman died of multiple sharp force wounds, police investigating homicide at her Tracys Landing home

The 58-year-old woman whose body was found outside her waterfront home in Tracys Landing died from multiple injuries from a sharp object, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined.

Juanita Naomi Koilpillai, 58, was reported missing by her boyfriend around 3:30 p.m. Sunday after he found blood inside the home on the 6300 block of Genoa Road, Anne Arundel County police said. Police searched the area and found her body outside, indicating an attempt to hide the body, a police spokesperson said.

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The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled her death was a homicide.

Koilpillai’s car was missing from the house and later recovered in Leesburg, Virginia. It has since been transported back to Anne Arundel County as evidence. Police said preliminary evidence indicates the killing was targeted and not a random act of violence.

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Juanita Naomi Koilpillai, 58, was reported missing Sunday when police found her body near her Tracys Landing home. A medical examiner determined she died by multiple sharp force wounds and her death was ruled a homicide.
Juanita Naomi Koilpillai, 58, was reported missing Sunday when police found her body near her Tracys Landing home. A medical examiner determined she died by multiple sharp force wounds and her death was ruled a homicide. (Anne Arundel County Police Department)

Before Koilpillai’s death, there were nine homicides in Anne Arundel County this year. Earlier this month, police found 15-year-old Dasan Jones dead in his stepfather’s home. Eric Banks Jr., a Baltimore police officer, was charged for Jones’ murder and is currently being held without bond.

In June, a man stormed a Maryland City home and killed two people before killing himself. Ryan and Ivania Lee, both 31, died at the scene. Latisha Adams, a Laurel woman who was about five months pregnant, was shot and killed while riding in a car in May. Ronald Smith, who was sitting behind Adams and fired a round while manipulating a handgun, was charged with manslaughter.

Anne Arundel County recorded 19 homicides in 2020 and 19 in 2019.

Police are investigating the death and ask anyone with information to call the homicide unit at at 410-222-4731. Those who wish to remain anonymous can also contact the Anne Arundel County Police Tip Line 410-222-4700 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

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