Maryland State Police say a woman was found fatally injured in a house fire in Stevensville and that a suspect is in custody.
Troopers received a call about 10 a.m. Thursday about a possible assault and fire. Authorities arrived at the house on Oxbow Drive to find it on fire.
Magda Scherer, who lived in the house, was found in the main bedroom with blunt force injuries to the back of her head.
Scherer, 82, was removed from the house and was pronounced dead. State police say they have a suspect in custody. He was taken to a local hospital as a precaution.