October 17 2011
http://www.foxbaltimore.com/newsroom...vid_9970.shtmlBaltimore City police have released the identity of the woman found in the dumpster of a Charles St. apartment building.
21-year-old Emily Hauze's body was found early Sunday morning. Hauze was a recent graduate of Loyola University Maryland.
City police are investigating the death, but preliminary reports indicate it may have been accidental. Hauze is the second person to be found in the bottom of that trash chute in the past year.
Body Of Recent Loyola University Graduate Emily Hauze Found In Trash Chute
Oct 18 2011
http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2011/1...n-trash-chute/BALTIMORE (WJZ)- Mystery at a downtown Baltimore apartment complex. Residents are on edge after a woman was found dead in the bottom of a trash chute—and it’s not the first time.
Adam May has the latest from investigators.
Residents at the Park Charles Luxury Apartments complex are worried about the unsolved mystery.
“I’m a little sketched out by it,” said one woman.
I don’t believe this,” said another.
Another resident was found dead in a dumpster Saturday morning. Emily Hauze, 23, was a recent graduate of Loyola University. Police say it appears she fell down the trash chute. Its doors are about the size of a large pizza box.
They are maybe about [more than waist high] so it would be really hard to fall into the trash chute,” a woman said.
“It could be an accident but I really doubt it. I think she was killed,” one man said.
This is not an isolated incident. Last year, another man fell to his death in the same trash chute. Police ruled the death accidental.
There’s no evidence on the body that’s consistent with foul play. No gunshot wound, stabbing, no physical evidence on the floor or trash chute like blood or bodily fluids,” police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said at the time.
Now police are tight-lipped about the new investigation and many residents say they’re afraid to take out the trash.
“I’ve been worried an arm is gonna fall out of the trash chute ever since the first one happened a year ago,” a man said.
“I’m gonna move out,” said one woman.
Hauze was originally from the Philadelphia area. According to a social media profile, she studied elementary education and graduated cum laude.
Friends held a small Mass at Loyola Monday night in honor of Hauze.
Two deaths at Park Charles apartment not linked, police say
Oct 19 2011
Few details released on death of Loyola grad
http://articles.baltimoresun.com/201...tment-buildingThe death of a woman who went down a trash chute at a downtown Baltimore apartment building is not linked to the fatal plunge of a man in the same chute last year, city police said Wednesday.
After 23-year-old Emily Hauze's body was found Sunday in a trash bin at the Park Charles building, detectives reviewed the file of the earlier victim, 30-year-old Harsh Kumar.
Authorities confirmed their earlier conclusion that Kumar's death was an apparent accident. An autopsy report reviewed Wednesday shows that Kumar had been drinking alcohol and had simultaneously taken a powerful sleeping drug before he died.
"There is no link either forensically or through the victims," said Detective Kevin Brown, a police spokesman. He said homicide detectives investigating Hauze's death are "awaiting the medical examiner's ruling to lead us down an investigative path."
Police said they do not know how Hauze died and would not comment on any other aspect of their investigation, including what she was doing at the high-rise apartment building in the 200 block of N. Charles St. or whom she might have been with.
The deaths of Hauze and Kumar, 14 months apart and in a similar fashion, have worried residents of the 26-story Park Charles. Rumors flew through the building in the absence of concrete information from either police or building management.
Many residents have doubted the police theory of a bizarre coincidence and said it is difficult if not impossible to accidentally fall into one of the building's trash chutes, which have small, heavy, spring-loaded doors.
Baltimore police said that they did not reopen the investigation into Kumar's death but reviewed the file.
At the time, police said Kumar fell 16 stories through the chute and ended up in the trash compactor, but gave no indication of how he might have gotten there. The state Medical Examiner's Office ruled the cause of death undetermined.
The autopsy report, reviewed by The Baltimore Sun on Wednesday, shows that Kumar died of massive injuries that included a ractured skull, broken neck and ribs, and a broken nose.
The report says he suffered numerous cuts on his head, face, arms, chest and legs, and that his fingernails were dirty and bloody. It also says that his black tank top had "large tears and blood stains." Kumar was 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighed 156 pounds, according to the report.
The report concluded that Kumar "had been consuming alcoholic beverages prior to his death and also took Zolpidem concurrently." Zolpidem is a sedative that slows the brain to help people sleep and is prescribed to treat insomnia. The manufacturer warns that sleep can come quickly and last several hours, and that the drug should not be taken with alcohol.
Pathologists did not say how much alcohol Kumar had consumed or how many pills he had taken. The report concluded: "The facts of the investigation did not demonstrate overt signs of suicidal intent."[...]
Police: Woman's Body Found In Trash Chute
Oct 17 2011
http://www.wbaltv.com/news/29513760/...#ixzz1bXeVKCWTBALTIMORE -- Police are investigating the death of a 23-year-old Loyola University graduate.
Baltimore police said they were called to the Park Charles Apartments in the downtown area at about 8 a.m. Sunday after a body was found at the bottom of a trash chute in a Dumpster.
Police said the victim was identified as Emily Hauze, of Pennsylvania, who recently graduated from Loyola University.
Residents Alarmed With Trash Chute Case
Baltimore City Police Continue Investigation
Oct 21 2011
http://www.wbaltv.com/news/29532162/...#ixzz1bXduutIJBALTIMORE -- Residents are concerned about how a 23-year-old woman who graduated cum laude from Loyola University ended up dead at the bottom of a trash chute at the Park Charles Apartments.
Emily Hauze's body was found Sunday, and the Baltimore City Police Department continued to investigate the case Wednesday.
“It’s scary,” said Dilip Fricha. “I'm a resident here, and it feels really scary.”
It was the second time in a little more than a year that a body was found in that spot. In August 2010, 30-year-old Harsh Kumar's body was found there, and the medical examiner’s office ruled the cause of death undetermined. The office did say that the man died from multiple injuries
Authorities said that case has remained open, but they don’t suspect foul play.
Kumar's father told 11 News that the family never believed that his son's death was accidental, saying, "It was hard for us to understand how it could have been an accident. We were under the opinion that it was foul play, but we had no way to prove that one way or another."
A concerned resident invited 11 News into the complex to see the trash chutes, located on each floor of the building. Residents who use the chutes don't see how a person could accidentally fall down, Dacey reported.
“I don’t think it could have been an accident,” Fricha said of the most recent case.
Another resident, Sekher Moleti, said, “I think it’s really hard for anyone to accidentally fall in. That, I think, that would take some effort.”
I think there will be some foul play,” Moleti said. “Maybe the cops are not believing what happened, actually.”
Kumar's father said he's hoping that Hauze's death will initiate a more critical look at his son's case.
Emily Hauze & Harsh Kumar