60 year-old with signs of trauma found dead in Elkton home

Posted at 12:35 PM, Oct 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-22 12:35:58-04

Police are trying to figure out who killed a 60-year-old woman inside of her Elkton home. 

On Sunday, Karen Johnston Colcough was found by a family member in the 500 block of Augustine Herman Highway with obvious signs of trauma. The family member told police she went to check on Colcough at her home after not hearing from her for a while. 

Police were called to the house and found Colcough unresponsive and later pronounced her dead. Her body has been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy. 

Investigators have been interviewing witnesses and residents in the area throughout the weekend, and crime scene evidence has been transported to the State Police Forensic Sciences Division crime laboratory for analysis.

The Maryland State Police Homicide Unit is continuing to investigate this homicide and no arrests have been made at this time. Anyone with information about the homicide is urged to contact the Maryland State Police North East Barrack at 410-996-7800. Callers may remain anonymous.