Body of Westminster teen found along road in Finksburg

17-year-old last seen Tuesday

autopsy being conducted

October 12, 2011|Staff Reports

The Carroll County Sheriff's Office is reporting that the body of a Westminster teen was discovered Wednesday morning in Finksburg near Sandymount Road.

At about 11 a.m., deputies responded to a wooded area along the 2100 block of Sandymount Road for a report of an unconscious male, believed to be deceased.

Arriving deputies found a deceased white male, in his late teens to early 20s, lying a short distance from the roadway.

Detectives have identified the body as that of 17-year-old Caleb Lee Mott, of Westminster.

The Sheriff's Office said there were no apparent signs of trauma. The body has been transported to the State Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy.

Mott was last seen early Tuesday morning as he walked from a friend's home close to where his body was discovered this morning, deputies said.

The Sheriff's Office is asking that anyone who may have seen Mott during the last 48 hours to contact Detective Corporal Carlos Bustos at 410-386-2900, or the toll free anonymous TIPS Hotline at 1-888-399-TIPP (8477).

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