Baltimore police identified human remains found in a dumpster near an empty church earlier this month as baltimore orioles employee Versey Spell, who was reported missing last year.
The 75-year-old game-day usher at Oriole Park at Camden Yards was reported missing on Oct. 19, the Baltimore Police Department said in a news release at the time. His last known location was his home in the 3900 block of Berrington Road in Northwest Baltimore.
On March 7, police were called to the 3900 block of Liberty Heights Avenue, where they discovered a «black bin containing possible human remains,» just blocks from Spell’s apartment.
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The remains were transported to the medical examiner’s office the next day, and the cause of death was ruled a homicide.
On Tuesday, police confirmed that the remains discovered were Spell.
«Homicide detectives are actively investigating this murder,» the statement said.
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the orioles issued a statement sending its «sincere condolences» to Spell’s family and friends.
«We are saddened to learn of the passing of longtime Orioles usher Versey Spell,» the statement read, via The Baltimore Sun. «Our Orioles family sends their deepest condolences to his family and friends. His warm welcome to the ballpark will be missed.»
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CBS Baltimore reported earlier this month that Spell’s family testified that they forced their doors into their home and found an unknown woman in their bed. They also noted that while Spell was not found at the home, some of his personal belongings, including his cane and her walker, were still inside.
However, his glasses and some other personal belongings were found outside the house.