Body Found in Woods of Oella, Death Ruled Homicide

Baltimore County Police have identified the body of a woman who was found in the woods Sunday.

Baltimore County police have ruled that the death of a woman whose body was found near Frederick Road in the woods of Oella is a homicide.

According to police, a bicyclist saw the body on Sunday and called 911. When detectives arrived at the scene, they found no signs of trauma and no identification.

The victim was taken to the Medical Examiner's Office and an autopsy was performed Monday.

Police identified the woman as Janell Earlita Balogun, 33, of the 2700 block of Rittenhouse Avenue in Baltimore.

Police are asking that anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious in Oella around Frederick Road late on June 9 or early on June 10 contact police.

Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7-LOCKUP (1-866-756-2587). To text a message to Metro Crime Stoppers, send to "CRIMES" (274637), then enter the message starting with "MCS," or email a tip to www.metrocrimestoppers.org. Those contacting Metro Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and might be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

Arbutus Town Crier June 12, 2012 at 05:51 PM
number9dream BUSTED "This side of the County is forgotten since it votes Republican" . since when a 14 year old make a statement from that time frame?
justme June 12, 2012 at 06:30 PM
I ment *Judge*
tanealmunson June 12, 2012 at 07:22 PM
Do Ms.janell have a sister name Ms Pooh
Jessica Gartner June 12, 2012 at 07:50 PM
Jaleal, I'm so sorry. Please email, call or FB me if you want to talk. Love, Ms. Gartner.
al walker June 12, 2012 at 08:16 PM
havent bashed anyone. stating fact. people need to think of their children before they go out and do a crime. sorry for the death of someones mother. never would i wish that on anyone. but its a fact that she has a long histroy of criminal charges. not to mention two warrents.
Arbutus Town Crier June 12, 2012 at 09:11 PM
Al Walker When a family member, friends, sons are on the patch and a Horror of family tragically the lost of a love one, Their is a time in place for everything This is the place to be humble, bottom line is humanity, The fact is you need to be humble and you can do it with two simple words................no explanation required
Arbutus Town Crier June 12, 2012 at 09:14 PM
Justme time to drop it , Its non productive
Brandie Jefferson June 12, 2012 at 09:38 PM
Hey guys, I removed a comment that was a direct attack (and with unsavory language) against another user. As Penny requested, please use, at the least, common courtesy, and at best, the sensitivity that such an unfortunate situation lends itself to. If you are not sure what "common courtesy" is, feel free to refer to our terms of use for guidelines: http://ellicottcity.patch.com/terms Thanks brandie@patch.com
justme June 12, 2012 at 09:41 PM
So if u make a few mistakes in life u deserve death i think not who cares about her background she lost her life an thats tragic u heartless sir god is a forgiving god and also has the only judge that matter i feel like if u didn't have anything nice to say u should keep ur ignorant thoughts to yourself Lame! Worried about u and yours Mr Al
David June 12, 2012 at 09:47 PM
So they don't like the word I left for Al walker. I guest there is no freedom of speech.
Ann Delacy June 12, 2012 at 09:48 PM
I'm so sorry about your mom, Jaleal.
Brandie Jefferson June 12, 2012 at 09:51 PM
Hi David, Congress didn't make a law saying you couldn't use obscenities on Patch, but our terms of service did make a rule saying as much. Feel free to post your sentiment again, using different wording. Thanks. -Brandie
Nonlinear June 12, 2012 at 10:01 PM
At least it was in Balt county, they can solve crimes. Sorry for your loss buddy
Danyel "dakky" Knight June 12, 2012 at 10:21 PM
Hang in there Mr.Jaleal I visited your grand dad today to pay my respect to Janell family you don't know me but I knew your mom since what middle school lol so a long time I remembering running up and down the street at the park of the same neighborhood where she lived she was my child hood girlfriend your mom was a good person I will always remember her can I contact u on FB I'm sorry for your lost may she R.I.P.
al walker June 12, 2012 at 11:01 PM
a few? try 18.
al walker June 12, 2012 at 11:17 PM
my comments were non offensive and if you or anyone else took it that way then i dont know what to say. here you comment negitive things about myself and my family which you do not even know and are untrue while i comment fact and im the bad guy. i never said the women was a bad person or a bad mother. i encourage you to reread my posted comments and learn to comprehend.
Arbutus Town Crier June 13, 2012 at 12:01 AM
Dave don't worry about it just choose your words wisely to make your point! you can make the pen like a tack hammer to a sledge hammer and break down walls or choose the other as someone has done (You Can't Fix Stupid) or A person who, because he has corns himself, always treads on other people's toes..... good luck Dave
lania June 13, 2012 at 02:19 AM
Al Walker ,you made a good point what was she doing in the area ??? obviosly someone from the area brought her out there and dumbed her, or she was visiting someone from the area. With that being said regardless of her record someone from your area was dealing with her. and they were wicked enough murder her and leave her in the woods. So while you running your mouth and judging her. Youre living in a community with a murderer. whom ever left her there was in a comfort zone and knew the area very well. Well enough to know no one would see them.
lania June 13, 2012 at 02:25 AM
And who do you work for Mr.walker ? Surely not the police deparment. That stuff you doing is stuff females do. Do you work ? while youre running background checks , you have alot of time on your hands
Dave A. June 13, 2012 at 03:04 AM
Al, the only things I have to say too you are as follows: 1. Her photo is not a mugshot. They use a white or Ivory background for those. It is the same color clue as in the background of my MVA photo on my license. 2. Who cares if she has a record or not? She was murdered and left behind a family. They loved her and deserve the same respect that I would, or anyone else would expect if they had someone lose their life like this. As for the family, Prayers for you and hoping she is at peace.
nyisha barnes June 13, 2012 at 11:39 PM
My name is Nyisha Barnes a lifelong friend of Janell Clayborne Janell was raised beautifully by both parents&grandparents she came from working educated parents! Her decisions shouldn't solidify inhumane comments! My heart aches for her family its repulsive how some people in our God given society depict people family&their life dynamics based upon vague facts or a public police report we all have drug addicts in Our families whether functional or dysfunctional however we all should show empathy love compassion&respect
nyisha barnes June 13, 2012 at 11:40 PM
May God have mercy upon those who persecute&inflict dismay God sits high&looks low&her murderer shall&will be brought to justice
nyisha barnes June 13, 2012 at 11:42 PM
@dave thanks so much I can't thank u enough janell has a beautiful family She just made bad choices she was never neglected or abused her parents love&honored janell she was extremely spoiled
number9dream June 14, 2012 at 03:03 PM
We have a genius, named Arbutus Town Crier, in our midst.
Arbutus Town Crier June 14, 2012 at 03:35 PM
Thank you Master of deflection,deception, deceit, bluff, U need to MAN UP and apologize to this young man in the time of grief! Take responsibly for your action. otherwise what ever creditably you have left is lost. Jaleal I wish I could say how I feel about the loss of your Mom But their are no words of expression that could express what has happened to you. All I can offer is prayers for you and your family, God Bless you young man and your family
number9dream June 14, 2012 at 03:53 PM
"Master of deflection,deception, deceit, bluff." "...what ever creditably [sic] you have left is lost." I'm hurt.
BlahDittyBlah August 20, 2012 at 06:54 PM
@Al - I guess self-righteousness doesn't count as a mistake, does it...?
Joe August 20, 2012 at 07:24 PM
As long as housing prices stay up in Catonsville it will be a long long time before we are Irvington. High housing prices are the only thing standing between the city and Catonsville.
Joe August 20, 2012 at 07:29 PM
Islamic Nigerians burn Christian churches on Sundays and shoot all who flee the fires! They do this almost every Sunday. "Dozens of people are feared dead and injured after two separate attacks on churches in Nigeria during Sunday service, the government said. A suicide bomber blew himself up near a church in the central city of Jos on Sunday, while gunmen attacked another church in Biu in the country's northeast. Armed Islamist sect Boko Haram later claimed responsibility for both attacks, a purported spokesman for the group said." "Christians from a local Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) congregation in this Plateau state town have been displaced after Muslim extremists set their church building and some homes on fire last month. The Rev. Ishaku Danyok of the church told Compass that the April 29 incident occurred after Muslims approached Christian music shop owner Gabriel Kiwase and told him that his music was disturbing them as they said their prayers."
E A Webber January 31, 2013 at 09:36 PM
More than 6 months later, Janell is remembered. May she rest in peace, may her family have peace, and may the perpetrator of this crime be found and justice done.


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