BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. — Maryland State Police are investigating the discovery of a body found near I-695 in eastern Baltimore County Thursday.
According to police, the discovery came at around 3 p.m. Anne Arundel County Police on Thursday coordinated with the Bay Area Recovery Canines search team in that area as part of a missing person investigation.
They located the body off the inner loop of I-695 between Beachwood Road and exit 42.
The body was transported for an autopsy and to determine a positive identification. The autopsy determined the man died of injuries consistent with a motor vehicle crash.
A positive identification has not been made at this time.
The missing person investigation led police to that area because of a single-vehicle crash that occurred shortly after 10:00 p.m. on July 4. According to the preliminary investigation, the vehicle left the road on the outer loop of I-695 at Cove Road and crashed into a tree.
State Troopers who responded to the scene that night found only the passenger in the vehicle. They were told by the passenger that the driver fled. The night of the crash, the driver was not located and was eventually reported as missing on July 6.