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Woman, 43, found slain in a doctor’s office in Glen Burnie, Md.

A 43-year-old woman was found slain Monday morning in a doctor’s office in Anne Arundel County, authorities said.

The woman was found about 8:45 a.m. inside a gynecology office in a medical building in the Glen Burnie area, the county police said. She had obvious signs of a wound or injury to her upper body, they said. But it was not clear how the trauma was inflicted.

The victim was identified as Christie Lynn Pelland, 43, of the Pasadena area of Anne Arundel.

Pelland worked as a cleaner for a business identified as Spiritual Cleaning, the police said. They said she cleaned several offices in the building.

Her body was found by someone who works in the building, police said. The employee was not identified.

According to the police, a preliminary investigation indicated that there were no signs of forced entry into the building, which was identified as the Medical Arts Centre of Glen Burnie. The tan brick building is in the 300 block of Hospital Drive.

Police said in a statement posted on the department’s Facebook page that early indications pointed “to this being a targeted incident.”

As of late Monday, no arrest was reported and no suspect was named.

Police said their investigation remained “very active.”

The medical building was reported closed Monday after the discovery of the body. Police said they expected the building to reopen Tuesday at the normal time.

The site is close to the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center, a few miles east of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway.

Police asked anyone with information about the death to call the criminal investigation division at 410-222-3413. Alternatively, police said information could be given by calling Metro Crime Stoppers at 866-756-2587.



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