Woman Charged In The Death of Elderly Woman

The suspect was denied bond during a hearing on Tuesday.                                                                                  Maria Gloria Vazquez-Mebo



Frederick, Md (KM) A Frederick woman has been arrested for killing of an elderly woman. Maria Gloria Vazquez-Mebo,35, is charged with 1st- and 2nd-degree murder. She is being held without bond.

On Sunday evening at around 6:43,   Frederick Police were called to the 400 block of North Bentz Street for an injured person. The Emergency Communications Center had  received a 911 call about an 81-year-old woman who may have  fallen down the stairs.  Fire and rescue personnel pronounced her dead at the scene.

Detectives and a crime scene technician began an investigation. Search warrants were obtained and statements were received from those in the house at the time.  .

The victim’s body was taken to the State Medical Examiner for an autopsy. Police say the autopsy determined that the elderly woman’s injuries were not consistent with a fall down the stairs, and she had an apparent head trauma.

Vazquez-Mebo was taken into custody, and interviewed by detectives. Authorities say she admitted to striking the victim multiple times with a blunt object.

After discussing the facts of the case with the State’s Attorney’s Office, police say charges were placed against Vazquez-Mebo.

Frederick Police say they’re not discussing a motive at this time. The victim’s name is being withheld at the request of her family.

The investigation into this incident is continuing.



By Kevin McManus