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Body Found Near I-95 Could Be Parent Of Child Killed In Baltimore Fire

BALTIMORE (WJZ) --  A construction worker called the Maryland State Police after they found a body on Interstate 95 on Tuesday.

Now, Baltimore City Police have confirmed to WJZ that the body is likely a parent of a child who was found dead inside of a row home after a mattress fire Friday.

The child's death was ruled a homicide.

A construction worker found the body near the boundary that divides Harford County from Cecil County, police said.

Autopsy results will determine the cause and manner of death of the person.

The Baltimore Fire Department responded to 4722 Vancouver Road last Friday around 6 p.m. for reports of a fire.

People who live near the fire described the terrible smell coming from the house that day.

"We smelled smoke, like, something was burning," Neighbor Tracy Howard said. "We didn't see smoke. We just smelled it. It was just a bad smell."

Although the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has determined the manner of death was murder, OCME staff have not revealed the cause.

"To end a sweet four-year-old innocent child's life? Devastating," Neighbor Joann Ballard said.

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