Anne Arundel police investigating discovery of body in Pasadena woods

Man found skull, search team located body

August 07, 2012|By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun

Anne Arundel County police are investigating the discovery of a body in the woods in Pasadena, police said Tuesday.

Police said a man told them Monday afternoon that he was walking into the wood line when he saw what appeared to be a human skull.

A team that included investigators and volunteers from Chesapeake Search Dogs and the Mason Dixon Search and Rescue Dogs Inc. then searched the woods behind the 8100 block of Ritchie Highway. Police spokesman Justin Mulcahy said the other remains were found after a search that lasted "a number of hours." The area is near the intersection of Jumpers Hole Road.

No immediate identification of the body was made, and the remains were sent to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for identification and determination of the cause and manner of death, police said. Police initially said Monday that the skull might be that of a woman, but were not sure; Mulcahy said Tuesday that gender is part of the investigation that has police working closely with the medical examiner's office.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact Detective Regina Collier in the homicide unit at 410-222-3417.

Andrea.siegel@baltsun.com

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