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Police identify human remains found in woods

Posted at 5:02 PM, Oct 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-30 17:03:46-04

Anne Arundel County investigators identified human remains that were found in the woods near Open View Lane in Annapolis.

Officials say the Anne Arundel County Police Latent Print Section was able to positivity identify the body as 17-year-old Neris Giovani Bonilla-Palacios.

According to investigators, a tip of the human remains was reported to police on October 3rd. They then transported the remains to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner where it was determined that what was found was the body of a young adult male who suffered from trauma and his death was a homicide.

Neris Bonilla-Palacios has been reported missing since August 7th. 

Anne Arundel County investigators urge anyone with further information on this incident to call the Anne Arundel County Homicide Unit at 410-222-4731.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can also contact the Anne Arundel County Police Tip Line 410-222-4700 or Metro Crime Stoppers.

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