A 47-year-old woman with multiple gunshot wounds was found dead in the driver seat of a parked car in a Columbia neighborhood Saturday morning, marking Howard County’s first homicide of the year, police said.
Police identified the victim as Deborah Castello.
A North Carolina man has been indicted/formally charged with the murder of a former Ilion woman living in Maryland.
Deborah Castellano moved to Columbia, Maryland, for a fresh start, but what she found there was an untimely, violent end, police say, at the hands of her ex-boyfriend.
Around 4:21 a.m. on May 4, a person living in Castellano’s apartment complex called 911 to report shots fired. Police checked out the area, but found nothing. Then, nearly five hours later at 9:06 a.m., another caller reported a woman’s body in a car in the complex parking lot.