Dead Male Discovered in Burning Container In Waldorf

The identity of the male is currently unknown

On May 3 at 1:15 a.m., a citizen called 9-1-1 to report a brush fire in the 2500 block of Charter Oak Drive in Waldorf. The fire department responded and extinguished the small fire along the bike path. At approximately 11:30 a.m. a resident examined the burned area and discovered a burned container with what was thought to be a human foot hanging out of the side. The resident then called the police. Detectives and evidence technicians responded and determined there were human remains in the burned container.

The remains were transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for autopsy. The identity of the deceased is unknown at this time. Preliminary examination by the medical examiner reveals the remains to be those of a male.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective C. Bean of the Charles County Sheriff's Office at 301-609-6504.

UPDATE: The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner’s examination of remains discovered in Charles County on May 3 has yielded additional details regarding the victim’s identity. The preliminary examination has revealed the victim was a tall, thin, white male with light brown or blond hair.

The remains were discovered in a burned plastic container at about 11:30 a.m. by a citizen who was examining the area where a small brush fire had been extinguished by the fire department at about 1:15 a.m. that morning.

Detectives are continuing their investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective C. Bean of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office at 301-609-6504.

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