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Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 05/02/2011

Man found dead in Jessup home

JESSUP, Md. — Howard County police say the body of a man and a 5-year-old boy were found in a vacant Jessup home.

Police were called to the home in the 8700 block of Mary Lane on Saturday after a relative of the homeowner checking on the home found the body and the unharmed boy.

Detectives believe the man was last seen with his son Tuesday leaving a relative’s home after a domestic incident. Police identified him as 26-year-old Najib Malik Abdullah of Jessup. The cause of his death will be determined after an autopsy.

The boy was taken to Howard County General Hospital in good condition.

Police say it appears Abdullah broke a window to get into the home, but it is unclear when they entered.

By The Associated Press  |  08:38 AM ET, 05/02/2011

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