Police seek clues in death of pedestrian in Baltimore

January 03, 2010|By Richard Irwin | Baltimore Sun reporter

Maryland Transportation Authority Police continue to investigate the death of an East Baltimore man whose body was found early Sunday lying in the travel portion of northbound Interstate-895 (Harbor Tunnel Thruway) under the Eastern Avenue overpass in East Baltimore, said a police spokesman.

Corporal Robert Thibodeau, the spokesman, said police received a 911 call about 2:45 a.m. that a man was lying in the roadway. who may have been struck by a vehicle. Thibodeau said the man, identified as Christian Peralta Cungachi, 23, of South Highland Avenue, was pronounced dead at the scene by medics. He said the body bore no signs of having been struck by a vehicle and that Cungachi may have fallen or jumped between 20 to 25 feet from the overpass onto the highway moments before he was found.

Thibodeau said the state medical examiner's office was to perform an autopsy to determine the cause of death

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