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Property owner discovers human skeletal remains in backyard

Baltimore police
Posted at 8:11 PM, Sep 04, 2022
and last updated 2023-06-27 11:21:41-04

BALTIMORE — A property owner discovered human skeletal remains in the backyard of their home in the 1700 block of Lexington Street.

The owner hadn't visited the the house in about a year. The backyard was overgrown and cluttered with debris.

According to authorities, while the owner was clearing the yard, the skeleton was found.

Police have classified this as a homicide caused by trauma after initially ruling it a suspicious death.

The Medical Examiner's Office responded to the scene and collected the remains.

The victim has only been identified as an adult male at this time.

Homicide detectives are asking anyone with information to contact them at 410-396-2100 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7Lockup.