Two bodies discovered along roads at two sites

Police see `absolutely no evidence' to link victims

September 16, 2006|By Nick Shields | Nick Shields,sun reporter

Two bodies were found within two hours yesterday in Baltimore County.

Both bodies were found along roads, but in separate areas, and police said there was no indication of any link between them.

About 8:30 a.m., a man who lives near the 9900 block of Belair Road in the Perry Hall area walked outside his home to retrieve his trash cans and discovered what appeared to be a body wrapped in a blanket, said Cpl. Michael Hill, a county police spokesman.

The body, in a wooded area about 10 feet from the roadway near Belair and Perry Hall roads, was identified by police as an adult white female.

The body might have been there for about a week, Hill said.

A body of an adult male was found about 10 a.m. by a truck driver stopped along Sulphur Spring Road in the Halethorpe area, police said.

The driver, whose service provides water for people with swimming pools, was taking water from a fire hydrant when he saw what appeared to be a body on the other side of a guardrail in brush, county police said.

The age, race and identity of the victim were unknown yesterday afternoon, said Bill Toohey, another county police spokesman.

"There's absolutely no evidence to tie the two together," Toohey said of the two bodies.

The causes of death have not been determined, pending rulings from the state medical examiner's office, county police said.

Toohey added that the family of the woman found in Perry Hall was notified, but the department was not releasing the woman's name "to protect certain parts of the investigation."

Richard Nolet said he had returned from working out at a nearby gym when he discovered the woman's body.

"You don't expect to go out to your front yard find a body out there," he said.

He added, "I felt very sorry for the person there, to have your life end that way. No one wants to end up like that, sitting in the forest and the woods."

nicholas.shields@baltsun.com

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