Murder warrant issued in Maryland woman’s death

FEDERALSBURG, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police are looking for a man that they’ve formally accused in the death of a woman whose body was found in a shed on the property where she lived.

A police news release Saturday said homicide investigators have obtained a warrant charging 49-year-old Stanley E. Ricketts Jr. with first-degree murder in the death of 42-year-old Tameko L. Barham of Federalsburg. Barham’s family members found her body Friday afternoon when she hadn’t come in to work earlier in the day.

Police say investigators saw obvious trauma to her body, and an autopsy was being performed to determine how she died.

Federalsburg is in Caroline County, on the Eastern Shore.

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