Man, Woman Found Dead after Camping in Woods

Emergency medical crews and police found the man and woman unconscious and unresponsive at 8:30 a.m. Friday.


A man and a woman died after sleeping in a tent in a wooded area near Post Road and Route 22, according to a news release from the

Emergency medical crews and police found the man and woman unconscious and unresponsive at 8:30 a.m. Friday after a second man, who had also spent the night in the tent, called 911.

All three campers were transported to , where medical officials pronounced the man and woman dead. The second man was hospitalized after he said he was feeling ill, according to police. 

There were no signs of foul play, according to Sgt. Fred Budnick, a spokesman for the Aberdeen Police Department.

The identities of the man and woman will be not be released until family members have been notified.

Tom Ward January 22, 2012 at 01:19 AM
for one thing you really didnt know him at all... he would have loved to be a father to his children but he didnt have a choice in the matter. the kids were taken from him and he was not allowed to see them ..... and also since you knew him so well he was paying child support so now as long as you keep his name out of your mouth everyone is fine
Melissa Ward January 22, 2012 at 01:24 AM
Here's my 2 cents...Will was my family it hurts that he is gone but he had support anyway he needed it. The only reason he was in a tent is because he's apartment was not ready and wasn't going to be until the 1st of feb....Yes he had 5 kids but he did everything he could for them no matter what child support, getting them clothes just about anything....He did choose to live in a tent he did to save money for his new place...The APD moved them over to rt 22 with the saying ( out of sight out of mind)...Will was a good person he would help you at any cost and not ask for it in return. I just wish people would quit putting thier names in the dirt...And tameka i didnt know of until a few days ago when he told us they were dating put I pray her family will have comfort in this time of sorrow as our family tries to do the same....
kim anderson January 22, 2012 at 01:27 AM
we all have choices and some of them arent the best and we all have been down and out at different points in our lives and u dont know wut was going on in these peoples life some people use drinking to cope cause they feel theres no way out. he certainly didnt deserve to die over it. my condolences to the families!
AnneMarie Vomero-Battis January 22, 2012 at 01:30 AM
My deepest condolences, Melissa.
Tom Ward January 22, 2012 at 01:30 AM
it wasnt the life they chose it was given to them and from what i have seen they tried to make the best of it. granted it wasnt always good choices that were made but sometimes everyone gets knocked down. and for them it was alittle harder to get back up from it but somehow they made it work for as long as they could.but now this was a tragic event that happened and right now the familys just need support not negitive comments
kim anderson January 22, 2012 at 01:32 AM
wow i hope ur never down and out!
Tom Ward January 22, 2012 at 01:32 AM
yes he did have a drinking problem and all of his family,friends knew he did but i agree lauren if you dont know them just dont say anything about them some people's demons get the best of them and it seems that theirs got the best of them but everyone has a weakness so lets not prey on the ones who cant defend theirselves
Lauren UdontNEEDtoKnow January 22, 2012 at 02:49 AM
Melissa my heart goes out to you and your family as well at this time. Your words bring me some comfort to know that maybe Tameka hadn't fallen again that it was just bad times and worse timing. I hope you all find some comfort in that he didn't suffer any pain.
M.J.Lester January 22, 2012 at 03:03 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ga6DHncyL-4 This link is to a video, sorry it's so dark, where you can hear the voices of Will and "Piggs". I am so sorry for the families and friends of Will and Tameka. I pry that go will give all of you strength. I must say, I think that birth and death are the same in that they both happen at the pre appointed time. Also, I have realized in my life that the people who are the most judgemental of others are the ones you should be weary of.... This video is not meant to exploit anyone but to help raise awareness. May God bless and keep the souls of Will and Temeka.
M.J.Lester January 22, 2012 at 03:05 AM
Oops, I maeant to say, I PRAY That GOD will give all of you strength...
Bettie Sheely January 22, 2012 at 05:40 AM
I never write on these things, but.......I did know Will somewhat. He is my step daughters ex and the father of 3 of her children. Regardless of his parenting skills or lack of, that can be said of anyone, including those who see their kids regularly and have custody. No one is a perfect parent and unless you walk in those shoes even temporarily, you have no right to judge. When the hurricane hit us and I had no power, and mind you I have a 5 yr old son with down syndrome, I put it on fb asking for a generator, well Melissa Ward, Brandi (sorry I dont know her last name) and Will Woodrow brought me a generator. It was Melissa's to lend, however, Will is the one who stayed here in the dark and it was yucky out but he made sure the generator stayed running before he left. His comment to me as he went out the door was, "I wouldn't leave you and your son without it running right and safe." I hugged him and Melissa and thanked them both immensely, and yelled a thank you to Brandi. Will had a good heart, was he perfect nope, so you who are perfect please step up and tell us all about your perect lives and how you never screwed up and how no one helped you when you were down. A lot of people may be lucky enough to have never known hard times, but I ask you this......who would be there for you and I mean REALLY be there? Don't judge someone by rumors or actions, don't judge at all and you might find a little more peace in your perfect life and choices.
kim anderson January 22, 2012 at 02:40 PM
Lance Hersh January 22, 2012 at 04:25 PM
Alberta, I know people need help, if you know anything about me, you would know I do as much as I can in the community to help. I'm not saying that to pat myself on the back, but I'm not sure why your comment is directed towards me. It's a tragedy this has happened, but it is a direct result of our tax paying money going to a differs community than our own. That is a direct result of Governor O'Malley spending Harford county's money in Baltimore City to buy his votes instead of using tax money wisely in communities that would use those funds wisely. So now that you have questioned my social responsibility without knowing me, what have you done to help!!! I can tell you the first way you can, it's by writing a check to FCCAU, the only homeless shelter in Harford County that allows men and women. Our golf tournament last year raised over $36,000 dollars last year for that organization. So before you start posting comments towards people, I would do my research and figure out who your posting about.
katrina January 22, 2012 at 05:36 PM
I hate the way u guys r makin it seem like it was there fault tht they was homeless if u didnt kno my sister thn dont run ur mouth she cud not work because of reasons she had no control over it was not because of the drugs nor the drinkin so plz let me and my family have the good thoughts of her it is sad tht all u can only think of homeless ppl as being lazy or ppl who dont want to work when in most is not the case
AnneMarie Vomero-Battis January 22, 2012 at 06:04 PM
@Lance with reference to his response to Alberta - I agree, as I too do a lot in the community for all of the shelters and (emergency food pantries) by helping to expand their programs, therefore being able to help more people. The only thing I might add to what Lance said would be for clarification purposes, FCCAU is not the only shelter that takes men...Harford Family House takes single or married men men with children under 18. I also believe the Dream Center can help single men, as well.
betty fields January 22, 2012 at 09:43 PM
I agree with u katrina pepole do need to stop making out that its thier fought. I knew temaka since she was small i babysitted her and her she. They both are good people .sometimes things happen you have no control of so please stop say what you all saying and let the families and friends have the fun and good timethey alll remember. My hearts goes out to u all. Love ya temeka
Melissa Ward January 23, 2012 at 12:56 AM
This thursday there will be a candle light vigal that will be held at the spin center in aberdeen across from the libray.In honor of will and temaka at 5 pm....along with the vigal we will be handing out coats hats gloves and other garments to those who are in need...
Kate Cochran January 23, 2012 at 02:48 PM
people need to get the story right and stop talking ill of the dead tameka was one of the sweetest people i knew yes she had her past and wasnt good but she was trying to get back on her feet she would give you the shirt off of her back if she could she didnt have much but she would give you all she had .i miss her she was my best friend my sister we have been friends for 17 years and her and her sister are my sisters from another mother but her family has always been my family and i'm tried of people bad mouthing her grow up and leave her alone
Susan Moscareillo January 23, 2012 at 07:29 PM
FCCAU operates a full-service emergency homeless shelter that houses 28 people each night -- 22 men and 6 women. We are expanding our capacity to serve to 31 beds soon! We invite readers support (www.welcomeoneshelter.com) in caring for the homeless of Harford County. And we are very grateful to Saxon's Diamond Center for their financial support !
steve Ruth January 24, 2012 at 01:53 PM
Wow, I have met this man and woman, and others in Aberdeen,As a member of Fishers Of Men and Sisters here in Harford Co. we have been meeting the homeless and giving Food and clothes to help out these people. Yes they homeless , yes they are here in our County ,but what are YOU doing to help them, Get out and HELP, you sit home and say its someone else problem, well as we are all GOD'S children then Help them, We as americans can all give time or surport too your church groups too help them. We meet and feed them a couple times a month in Aderdeen ,with Food/Clothes and share God's Word with them, come and help them. All is welcome too meet with the Fishers of Men & Sisters, Gospel of Life Ministry, God will Bless you God Bless Steve Ruth Darlington/Dublin DUMC
Susan Moscareillo January 24, 2012 at 03:01 PM
I know what a blessing Fishers of Men has been at our Welcome One Emergency Shelter and how much good they do ministering and feeding the homeless in Harford County. Bless you Mr. Ruth and all the Fishers!
Erica Johnson January 24, 2012 at 03:04 PM
Starting today, you can ask President Obama the questions that are on your mind about the direction of the country and vote on others that you think should be asked. He'll answer several of your top-voted questions during a special interview, which will take place on January 30, live from the White House. A selection of people who submit questions will also be invited to join a Google+ Hangout live with the President during the interview. The deadline to submit is January 28 at midnight ET . Get involved and ask him what's being done to help people like Tameka and Will? GET THIS STORY OUT! HE JUST MIGHT ANSWER! God bless the family!
steve Ruth January 24, 2012 at 04:25 PM
Thank You Susan, A Memorial service Thursday at 4pm at the The Spin House in aberdeen across from the police station. please come and help, food and clothing need if you can.. God Bless
Shannan January 25, 2012 at 11:27 PM
You know what this is a very sad situation for the both of them, and for someone to say that they basically derserved it. (not exactly in them words but I got it) Is ridiculous. All of you need to do your research and see like 80% of homeless is linked to drugs, alcohol and abuse. Most people dont just become homeless it kinda happens that way. We people are ashamed and wont ask for help, or are afraid to ask. It's just not right to label people is all I'm saying. Everyone has problems it up to you to fix it and find hope.
Brandy Mccurdy January 26, 2012 at 12:18 AM
not all the homeless people do drugs or drink.
Bill Lawson January 26, 2012 at 08:48 PM
The simple fact is, the government has to take resources from someone before it can dole them out to others. The more you take from the productive members of society, the less productive they become. That's the primary lesson of the history of socialism. It has been almost 50 years since the start of the War on Poverty. If you compare speeches about these programs from the mid-1960s until today, you will find the verbiage never changes. Obama & O'Malley are merely echoing the same calls for "social justice" that Robert Kennedy used. Has 50 years of increased spending to help the needy helped our needy? As we see here, it hasn’t, they are still needy. So our government really can’t help. We need to recognize this and stop blaming our elected officials.
Brandi Szymkow February 08, 2012 at 05:23 PM
It is so easy to pass judgement. I think it is sad to see so many people be so judgemental. I find it odd that people who carry themselves around as good God fearing christian people seem to be the first to break one if not many of the ten commmandments. Its sad to see officails with such poor insensitive attitudes as well. I do understand that after awhile you get tired of dealing with the same shit. I do understand that there are some people who do choose to be homeless..
Brandi Szymkow February 08, 2012 at 05:25 PM
I personally did not know them so i dont know i do know that here in the wonderful united states no one should die this way, as we go out of way to make sure they dont in other countries. I walked by the tents that they lived in many times on my way to work and had thought many times to go back down with food and blankets and never did as i wasnt sure how they would react, maybe i shouldnt of let my own fear stop me. maybe if we all stopped letting fear and our own misconceptions of homelessness stop us we could together make a change that really mattered. I dont exactly what i will do I just know that I will do something to help. I am not rich and anyday that could be me out there not because im addict or an alcoholic just because life happens and not always the way we intend it to. My prayers and thought are with the families and children of these two people. No one even lazy druggies or alcoholics as some of you call them,deserves to die in such a manner. However not all homeless people lazy not all homeless people are addicts and not all homeless people abuse the social services system and put them all in that group is terrible.
Brandi Szymkow February 08, 2012 at 05:25 PM
We dont know why they were there, why they were addicts, (if they were), what we do know is that in a country that send millions of dollars in aid to other countries to help their needy we had two people pass away in the woods in a tent that they were living in NOT camping in, and that every night in our country there are children that go bed hungry and cold. Why is that? I would think that there would be a place for these people to sleep where this wouldnt have happened, oddly though i have never heard of one or seen one here in aberdeen.. maybe we dont have any, which isnt impossible as many of the very same people who yell and cry about how much these things are needed they are same people at town meeting saying well yeah we need shelters but not in my nieghborhood. The bottom line is regardless of what they were or what they did, they were someones mother and father, daughter and son, and many peoples friends..
AnneMarie Vomero-Battis February 10, 2012 at 06:11 AM
Although we definitely need more shelter space and services to help our neighbors in need, there are many wonderful organizations in town that are already helping. I believe we need to help the existing agencies expand their services and make more shelter/housing space available so that they are able to help more people in need. Our group is doing an awareness event this weekend to bring attention to the plight of our homeless neighbors. Please check out the website or facebook event page for all of the details. The name of the event is: Home Sweet Nowhere; The Frozen & Forgotten in our Community. www.StartSharingHope.org We all need to pull together and if each of us does our part, no one in our community will go without the basic human needs of shelter and food. It really can be done!


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