Dead Body Found in Charles; Murder Occurred in Baltimore City - Southern Maryland Headline News

Dead Body Found in Charles; Murder Occurred in Baltimore City

The Charles County Sheriff's Office has tentatively identified the victim whose partial remains were found in Waldorf on May 3 and further determined the victim was murdered in Baltimore City, Md. The murder will be investigated by Baltimore City Police Department homicide detectives.

Although the victim has been tentatively identified, the name will not be released until the next of kin have been notified by the Baltimore City Police Department. Evidence from the initial crime scene led Sheriff's detectives to Baltimore City, where they determined a man matching the description of the deceased had been missing for several days. Sheriff's detectives and Baltimore detectives executed a search warrant at the victim's home and discovered evidence indicating the murder had taken place at that location. Detectives identified suspects from evidence at the Baltimore address.

On May 6, detectives discovered additional remains of the deceased in a field in the 16000 block of Gardner Road, which is approximately 1.5 miles north of the Charles County line in southern Prince George's County. Detectives were led to the site following interviews conducted overnight. The remains were transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy.

Baltimore Police homicide detectives anticipate filing for charges in this case before the end of the day.

Charles County Sheriff Frederick E. Davis commended his detectives for their hard work during this investigation. "Some of our detectives have been working for three days straight putting together the little pieces of this big puzzle," he said. "I am proud of their tenacity. Even though detectives were initially only working with partial remains and the victim had not been reported missing to the police, it is a testament of their determination they were able to identify the victim, locate the crime scene and identify suspects."

"This was an outstanding example of a text-book, multi-jurisdictional joint investigation between the Sheriff's Office, Baltimore City Police Department, Prince George's County Police Department and Office of the Chief Medical Examiner," Sheriff Davis said.

Further updates for this case will be provided by the Baltimore City Police Department.

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