Human skeleton found in Dorchester County woods

March 06, 2006

Maryland State Police were working yesterday to identify a human skeleton found in a wooded area of Dorchester County last weekend.

Investigators have not been able to determine the age, sex or race of the person. The cause of death is unknown. An autopsy was performed yesterday.

The remains had been in the area for an extended time, police said.

Part of the skeleton was found Friday afternoon by a Department of Natural Resources employee who was checking tree growth along the 5800 block of Palmers Mill Road, north of Rhodesdale, and saw a skull.

Police found additional remains Saturday afternoon. Officials did not release information about clothing or other items that might have been found.

Police are reviewing missing persons reports and ask anyone with information to contact state police at 410-822-3101.

Nia-Malika Henderson

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