Man's Body Found Near La Plata Trailer

CHARLES COUNTY, Md. (January 13, 2010)—The Office of the State Fire Marshal and the Charles County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the circumstances surrounding the discovery of a man’s body at 8:49 a.m. Monday. The man, identified as John Edward Brooks, age 75, was found by a neighbor on the ground outside his home on Arlough Place in La Plata.

Investigators discovered indications of a fire inside the trailer and are examining it to determine if a fire related incident is responsible for the death. Brooks body was sent to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy. The joint investigation continues.

Source: Md. State Fire Marshal

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