LA PLATA, Md. (February 22, 2012)—Human remains discovered in Nanjemoy earlier this year were identified yesterday as those of a missing Prince George's County woman and the Charles County Sheriff's Office is seeking information about the circumstances of her death.
The investigation began on Jan. 2 at 12:32 p.m., when Sheriff's officers responded to Riverside Road near Purse State Park in Nanjemoy after a hiker reported finding partial human skeletal remains. Over the next several days, a search team of more than 20 detectives excavated the surrounding area and recovered additional skeletal remains. The remains were transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore and on Feb. 21, a medical examiner conclusively identified the remains as those of Crystal Keyona Anderson, 29, of Landover.
Anderson's mother reported her missing to the Prince George's County Police Department on Aug. 2, 2011. Detectives there contacted the Charles County Sheriff's Office for assistance after learning Anderson had lived in Charles County previously and still had acquaintances in the area. Detectives were unable to locate Anderson in Charles County.
Charles County Sheriff's Office detectives are investigating Anderson's death as suspicious and are asking anyone with information about the circumstances of her death to contact police. Those with information may call Det. J. Elliott at 301-609-6515 or Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. Information can also be submitted by texting "Charles" and the tip to CRIMES or by visiting www.ccso.us and completing a form online. If a crime has been committed, Crime Solvers offers up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest or indictment.