Human remains found along Md. Highway by Maryland State Police

Posted at 1:57 PM, Sep 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-24 23:23:45-04

Maryland State Police said a decomposed body was found along the side of an Anne Arundel County highway.


Shortly after 4:30 p.m. on Friday, a motorist stopped on the shoulder of the inner loop ramp of I-695 to Route 10 south. While out of the vehicle the motorist saw what appeared to be human remains down the embankment and called 9-1-1.

Maryland State Police responded to the scene.

Police discovered a fully clothed decomposed body lying on the ground.

No identification was found near the body.

State police are investigating this as a potential homicide.

Transportation officials said that a portion of Rt. 10 could be closed until 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

Police have not identified the body and the cause of death is not yet known.

The remains are being sent to the Medical Examiner for an autopsy.

Anyone with information about this death is urged to contact Maryland State Police at the Glen Burnie Barrack at 410-761-5130.  Callers may remain anonymous.