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Police investigating double homicide in Laurel

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James Vell Ferguson James Vell Ferguson
Tina Towler Tina Towler

Prince George's County police say a disabled woman was found unharmed in a Laurel apartment where the woman's mother and a man died.

Police say a nurse who cares for the 25-year-old disabled woman found her mother and the man about 8:15 a.m. Thursday during a routine visit. Investigators say the two victims suffered trauma to the upper body and were pronounced dead at the scene.

The victims have been identified as 45-year-old Tina Towler and 42-year-old James Vell Ferguson.

Authorities say the deaths are being investigated as homicides. Investigators say neighbors reported hearing loud voices in the home about 5 a.m. and detectives are working to find a suspect and a motive.

Police say the disabled woman has been taken to a local hospital for observation.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Prince George's County Police Department's Homicide Unit at 301-772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), text, "PGPD plus your message" to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to www.pgpolice.org and submit a tip online.

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