Body of woman found in Patuxent River tributary in Arundel

April 16, 2007|By RICHARD IRWIN

The body of a middle-aged woman was pulled from a tributary of the Patuxent River yesterday afternoon in Davidsonville, and the incident has been turned over to Anne Arundel County detectives.

County firefighters responded to the first block of Trails End Road about 1 p.m. after a 911 call reporting a body floating in the swift-running tributary behind homes there, said Capt. Harry Steiner, an Anne Arundel County Fire Department spokesman.

Steiner said firefighters at first were unable to locate the body, but that members of the county's swift-water rescue team recovered the body a short time later. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Police detectives were investigating the death, he said.

Police Lt. David Waltemeyer said that the cause of death would be determined by the state medical examiner's office and that the woman's name was expected to be released today.

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