Tuesday, October 09, 2012
Maryland State Police: Skeletal Remains Found Along A Path In Carroll County Launches An Investigation
Maryland State Police Press Release 10/09/2012
Skeletal Remains Found Along A Path In Carroll County Launches An Investigation
http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/2012/10/maryland-state-police-skeletal-remains.html Labels: MD State Police, Westminster Police Dept
(Westminster, MD) -- A Maryland State Police investigation has been initiated after skeletal remains were found along a path in a vacant lot in Carroll County, Md.
Maryland State Police Homicide investigators were contacted by Westminster Police Department and asked to assume this investigation.
Preliminary, the investigation reveals a human bone was found by citizens as they walked through a vacant lot in the 500 block of Baltimore Blvd in Westminster, shortly before noon on October 6, 2012.
The walkers immediately contacted 911 alerting the Westminster Police Department. Additional assistance was requested from the Maryland State Police Homicide Unit. After investigators arrived, a search of the area revealed additional skeletal remains.
All remains were processed and recovered at the scene by a forensic investigator and crime scene technicians. The skeletal remains were transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an examination and autopsy.
Investigators are unable to identify the remains at this time. The medical examiner’s findings stated the skeletal remains were consistent with a male. Information has been communicated to police departments throughout the region and requests have been made to check missing person files for potential persons matching the currently available information.
Additional forensic tests are continuing. Evidence obtained at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will be reviewed and used to further the investigation into the identity of the remains and the mode of death.
State Police Homicide Unit will continue the investigation. They have been assisted by Westminster Barrack criminal investigators, State Police crime scene technicians as well as members of the Westminster Police Department.
Anyone who may have information is urged to contact Maryland State Police investigators immediately at 410-386-3000
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