2 bodies found in Susquehanna near Conowingo Dam

Man, woman's bodies recovered but not yet identified

April 20, 2011|By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun

Two bodies were recovered Wednesday from the Susquehanna River near the Conowingo Dam, a Maryland State Police spokesman said.

Spokesman Gregory M. Shipley said police were investigating the remains of a man and a woman found several miles apart, but "beyond that, we have no connection" between the two deaths.

Neither person had been identified Wednesday evening, and police continue to investigate the cause and manner of death.

The bodies were taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for autopsies scheduled for Thursday.

Crews working on the dam reported seeing what appeared to be a body floating in the river north of the dam, near the Harford County side, about 7:30 a.m., police said. They notified two state police troopers who were crossing the Conowingo Dam on Route 1.

About an hour later, Natural Resources Police officers recovered the body of the unidentified female from the water.

Shortly before 2 p.m., police said boaters in the river south of the dam found the body of a man, which Natural Resources Police later recovered.

State police investigators notified departments from across the state, as well as Pennsylvania and Delaware of the bodies that were recovered.

"It's quite a wide range where these individuals could be from," Shipley said, adding that it is a routine for agencies to alert other departments when remains are found.


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