Human Skeletal Remains Discovered In Wooded Area Of Perryville


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PERRYVILLE - Maryland State Police are investigating skeletal human remains found on Sunday in a wooded area of Perryville.

According to officials, just before 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, officers and crime scene technicians from the Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Division responded to a call from two hunters in a wooded area of Perryville off of Mountain Hill Road near Route 7.

A news release said the hunters had come across possible human skeletal remains, a firearm, clothes, and jewelry.

Crime scene technicians recovered the skeletal remains, a .22 LR/410 bore combination rifle and a gray backpack at the scene.

The remains have been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for analysis, according to the news release.

Officials said they believe the deceased to be a six-foot-tall caucasian man, approximately 50 to 60 years old. The deceased had healed collarbone and rib fractures. A preliminary investigation indicated the presence of a camp near where the remains were located.

The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Senior Trooper Sarver at 410-758-1101, ext 5118.

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