Woman Found Dead “With Obvious Signs Of Trauma”, Homicide Investigating

Elkton – Maryland State Police are investigating an apparent homicide reported Sunday morning in Cecil County.

Officials said shortly after 11:40 a.m. on Sunday, troopers of the North East Barrack responded to a home on the 500 block of Augustine Herman Highway in Elkton, MD., for a report of an apparent homicide. The victim, identified as Karen Johnston Colcough, 60, of Elkton, MD., was found unresponsive and pronounced deceased at the scene by EMS personnel, according to police.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the family of Colcough went to the home on Augustine Herman Highway to check on the welfare of Colcough after not being heard or seen for some time. They called 9-1-1 after finding Colcough unresponsive inside the home.

Investigators from the Homicide Unit arrived to take the lead in the investigation. Upon their arrival, they found Colcough deceased inside the residence with obvious signs of trauma. Her body has been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy.

The Maryland State Police Homicide Unit are continuing to investigate this homicide. No arrests have been made at this time.


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