Bodies Of 2 Found After Canoe Capsizes

Police beat

July 11, 1991

State Natural Resources Police recovered the bodies of two men yesterday morning after the two apparently drowned when their canoe capsized Tuesday in the Patuxent River near Wayson's Corner.

Sgt. MorrisJones said the first body was found at 7:42 a.m. and the second an hour later. Jones said divers searched for several hours Tuesday but failed to find anything.

The search resumed yesterday at 7 a.m. with police dragging the river about a half-mile south of Wayson's Corner, near Route 4 and thePrince George's County line.

The men have identified as Clarence Edward Parker, 38, of Upper Marlboro, and Ansel Revel Farmer, 27, of Hope Mills, N.C. Cpl. Ralph Parker, a DNR police spokesman, said the two were fishing.

He also said a witness standing on the shore heard a splash and dove into the water in hopes of rescuing the men, butcould not reach the spot in time.


The county police tactical narcotics team arrested two Mayo residents on drug charges Tuesday after raiding their home.

Police say they found 2.5 grams of cocaine, a scale with cocaine residue on it and a small amount of marijuana at a home in the 300 block of Beverly Place.

Robert Kenneth Johnson, 31, and Lorraine Margaret Mitchell, 26, of the 300 block of Beverly Place, were charged with possession of cocaine and possession with intent to distribute cocaine.


A 29-year-old woman was raped yesterday morning after being abducted while sitting in her car outside a Glen Burnie apartment complex.

The woman told police that while waiting outside the Valley Brook Apartments at 2:12 a.m., a man she thought had ashotgun forced her to drive to an unknown secluded road where she was raped.

Police say the man did not have a gun, but a stick wrapped with a towel. After returning to the apartment complex, the woman said, she ran away.

Police are looking for a young black man, 5 feet 9 inches to 5 feet 11 inches tall, wearing red shorts and white tennis shoes.

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