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Baltimore County police investigating Lochearn homicide

Baltimore County police are investigating a homicide in which a young male was found dead with severe trauma to his body early Saturday morning.

The victim, whose age and identity were not immediately released, was found by police near Lantern Hill Drive and Sedgemoor Road in Lochearn around 2 a.m. Police did not elaborate on the nature of his injuries and said he was pronounced dead on the scene. Police later identified the victim as Jonathan Michael Watkins, 20, of Milford Mill.

Further details of the circumstances of the crime were not available. Police are asking anyone with information to call 410-307-2020. Witnesses can also contact Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7-Lockup, where they may qualify for a reward up to $2,000 if the information leads to the arrest and conviction of the suspect.



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