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Police arrest man wanted in stabbing death of 35-year-old East Baltimore woman

Police said Friday night that they had located and arrested a man wanted in the stabbing death of a 35-year-old East Baltimore woman.

Michael Biscotti
Michael Biscotti (Baltimore Police Department photo)

Michael Biscotti, 63, was taken in on a warrant charging him with first-degree murder for the July 13 killing of Freska Yerby, who was found dead in her home. Police said her young child called 911 to report the crime.

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Police did not release any information that detectives believe links Biscotti to the slaying, and did not say where he was located.

Video posted to social media showed a man identified as Biscotti seated on the ground, wearing a mask with handcuffs behind his back, somewhere along the Inner Harbor. Police confirmed that the video depicted Biscotti’s arrest but said they had no further information.

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