Human Remains Found in Joppa

The remains were found in a Joppa dumpster and at the home of the Joppa man who has been missing since Friday.


Human remains were found in two separate locations in Joppa and there is a possibility they belong to , police say.

"We have an active, ongoing investigation, which uncovered some evidence that a crime may have occurred in a house located in the 500 block of Terrapin Terrace in Joppa," Monica Worrell, public information officer with the , said Wednesday.

“There is a strong suspicion that this is our missing person," Worrell said.

Worrell said police executed a search and seizure warrant Wednesday morning at the home and discovered human remains. The address of the warrant matches the home address of Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie, 37, who has been missing since Friday.

Remains were also found in a dumpster off of Trimble Road, Worrell said. It was unclear Wednesday evening whether there was more than one victim of violence.

She added that positive identification must be made by the Chief Medical Examiner's Office.

“We do have a suspect in custody," Worrell said.

The sheriff's office issued a statement over the holiday weekend asking for help locating Agyei-Kodie.

The sheriff's office said he was last seen around 5:30 p.m. on May 25 near his home in the 500 block of Terrapin Terrace in Joppa wearing jogging attire—a white T-shirt and blue shorts—with no wallet, phone or keys.

Stick with Patch for updates.

Hazzard Native May 30, 2012 at 11:29 PM
tradewinds May 31, 2012 at 12:27 AM
I'm so sorry to hear this. This is absolutely heartbreaking. How can something like this happen. perhaps I'm from the old school. condolences to the family.
Ashley May 31, 2012 at 12:32 AM
That's just awful. :(
Raetta Mullins May 31, 2012 at 01:06 AM
So sorry to hear this. Condolences to the family. This is so senseless. Why does this stuff have to happen. I pray for a quick and speedy investigation and the right person gets what due them.
Kirsten Dize May 31, 2012 at 02:26 PM
A man has been charged in connection with the death, you can find updated details here: http://patch.com/A-tGyn


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