GLEN BURNIE, Md. - Anne Arundel County Police found Dianna Lee Fitzwater, 62, dead in the living room on Tuesday night.
Police were told that a female witness and Brandon Zachary Duncan, 22, had found an unresponsive Fitzwater less than 30 minutes earlier.
After examining the body, Fitzwater's death was ruled to be by asphyxiation. It was a homicide.
While being interviewed, Brandon Zachary Duncan admitted to strangling the victim, his great aunt.
Duncan has been charged with First Degree Murder and is currently under guard at a local hospital for other unrelated issues.
Fitzwater was found at 338 Gatewater Court, Glen Burnie.