Baltimore County police on Wednesday charged a Dundalk man with killing his girlfriend, whose body was found on the side of a road after she was reported missing over the weekend, officials said.
Police say Clyde Calvin Campbell, 53, killed 60-year-old Dorothy Iris Grubb, who lived with him in the 1700 block of Manor Road. Grubb's body was found at 10:50 p.m. Tuesday along Peninsula Expressway, about one mile east of Merritt Boulevard. Police initially said identification could take several days, but said Wednesday the process had been shorter than expected.
Authorities had been searching for Grubb who was reported missing on Saturday by her daughter. She told police her mother had a history of domestic violence with Campbell.
Police arrested Campbell on Monday on Merritt Boulevard for a weapons charge, which came after police searched his home on July 27 while investigating Grubb's disappearance.
In court records related to that arrest, police said that a witness heard the couple arguing Thursday night. When the argument became especially intense, the witness told detectives, she pressed her ear to the wall and heard screaming, followed by a "loud 'snap' or 'pop' noise," police said.
Officers found a .44-caliber revolver, a .30-30 bolt-action rifle and ammunition. Campbell, a convicted felon, is prohibited from possessing the rifle or the ammunition.
The state medical examiner has not yet determined the exact cause and manner of Grubb's death.
Campbell faces a first-degree murder charge and is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.