Police: Woman, 26, Admitted to Killing 92-Year-Old Roommate in Kensington 

Julia Birch, 26. Via Montgomery County Police.

A woman has been arrested and charged with killing her roommate in Kensington, Montgomery County Police (MCPD) wrote in a release.

Julia Birch, 26, admitted to killing 92-year-old Nancy Ann Frankel, police said.

MCPD said that around 8:20 a.m. July 28, officers and fire/rescue personnel responded to a home on Spruell Drive in Kensington for a death investigation. Birch told arriving officers that she killed Frankel, MCPD said, and police found evidence in the home to support the statement. Officers found Frankel in the home and police said an autopsy will determine her manner and cause of death.

Birch was taken into custody and in an interview, admitted to killing Frankel and calling 911 to report her death, police said. She is held without bond.

Birch is charged with first-degree murder, according to online case records.

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Maryam Shahzad

About Maryam Shahzad

Maryam is a reporter with Montgomery Community Media. She graduated from the University of Maryland in 2019 with a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism. Previously, she was an intern with MCM. She can be reached at mshahzad@mymcmedia.org or on Twitter @maryam_mcm.


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