Dorothy Mae Neal, 83, was raped and beaten to death allegedly by a 14-year-old neighbor, Baltimore police reported to the Baltimore Sun.
Tyrone Harvin was charged with first-degree murder and rape. He was charged as an adult, in accordance with Maryland law, said police spokesman T.J. Smith. Concerned neighbors had not seen Neal for days when police found Neal unresponsive in her apartment in West Baltimore. She was taken to a hospital, where she died.
Physical evidence helped police identify Harvin as the attacker.