WHITEFORD, Md. (May 10, 2011) Maryland State Police continue an investigation into a deceased man found inside a vehicle, partially submerged in a creek in Harford County.
The deceased is identified as Edward Jackson, 72, of the 5000 block of Brightleaf Court, Baltimore, Maryland. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Jackson was the sole occupant of the vehicle. The cause of death is still being investigated and will be determined pending autopsy results.
Shortly before 9:30 a.m. today, Maryland State Police at the Bel Air Barrack received a phone call from a man walking northbound on Route 165/Pylesville Road, just north of Wheeler School Road. He noticed tire tracks in the grass leading to a grey 2003 Mercedes passenger vehicle, partially submerged in Broad Creek.
Emergency personnel responded to the scene and found Jackson inside the vehicle, about 75 yards from the road. The vehicle was partially submerged in approximately four feet of water. A vehicle registration check identified the vehicle as the subject of a Silver Alert issued by the Baltimore County Police early this morning. Jackson was last seen leaving the Veterans Affairs Hospital on May 9, 2011 at 5:30 a.m.
Maryland State Police investigators, troopers from the Bel Air Barrack, and forensic analysts from the Maryland State Police Crime Lab responded to the scene and are conducting the ongoing investigation and coordinating with the Baltimore County Police. Whiteford Volunteer Fire Department, Harford County Sheriffs Office, and the Harford County Hazardous Materials Response Team (HAZMAT) also responded to the scene for assistance.
Responding police officers, with the assistance of State Highway Administration personnel closed Route 165 for two hours between Wheeler School Road and Whiteford Road. It has been reopened.
Source: MSP HQ