Thursday, October 29, 2015

Suspicious Death Investigation Underway After Body Found In Somerset Co.

Maryland State Police News Release

Suspicious Death Investigation Underway After Body Found In Somerset Co.

(EDEN, MD) – Maryland State Police homicide investigators are investigating the death of a man whose body was found lying in a ditch along a Somerset County road this afternoon.

The body is that of an adult male.  Troopers are working to identify the individual and notify family before releasing his identification.

Shortly before 2:00 p.m. today, Maryland State Police from the Princess Anne Barrack responded to a 911 call in the area of Backbone Road near Seatick Road, in Eden, Md.  Responding troopers contacted an individual who had been walking in the area and found the deceased body in a ditch.  Troopers secured the scene and called for State Police crime scene technicians and Homicide Unit investigators.

Investigators observed obvious trauma to the man’s body.  The body, which was clothed, has been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.

State Police investigators will be continuing their investigation throughout the night.  Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Princess Anne Barrack at 443-260-3700.


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