Police identify man found dead in Catonsville house
Baltimore County police have identified the man whose body was discovered in a Catonsville house the day before Thanksgiving. The body of Derick F. Cromartie Jr., 35, of the 300 block of S. Mount St. in Baltimore was found by officers at 9:24 a.m. Nov. 23, police said Monday. Officers responding to the house in the 500 block of Academy Road found a woman suffering from at least one stab wound. She was taken to a hospital, where she remained Monday. She is expected to survive. Police then searched the house and found Cromartie’s body, which was sent to the state medical examiner’s office for an autopsy. The police violent crimes unit is investigating because there were no signs of trauma on Cromartie’s body, police spokeswoman Elise Armacost said. Cromartie had been friends with the husband of the woman who was stabbed, Armacost said.