Possible Human Remains Found Near Maryland, Delaware State Line

Elkton, Maryland – Maryland State Police are investigating the discovery of possible human remains found in Cecil County yesterday.

Shortly after noon on Sunday, an Elkton resident contacted emergency services after discovering what appeared to be human remains in a wooded area, adjacent to Red Hill Road in Elkton. Investigators assigned to the Maryland State Police – Criminal Enforcement Division responded to the scene. Red Hill Road is a section of road that connects Elkton’s Main Street and Old Baltimore Pike in Newark, Delaware.

Subsequently, Maryland State Police investigators and crime scene technicians, along with investigators from the Cecil County Sheriff’s Office and a forensic investigator from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, conducted scene processing and recovered what appeared to be human remains from within a heavily wooded area.

The remains have been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy to attempt to determine the cause and manner of death. A description of the remains is not available at this time. It is not known how long the body had been in the woods. Investigators are confident that the autopsy will provide answers to a number of questions concerning the remains.

Anyone with information pertaining to the investigation should contact the Maryland State Police – North East Barrack at 410-996-7800.

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