81-year-old man found dead on I-97 S

Posted: 11:43 AM, Jan 11, 2016
Updated: 2016-01-11 11:44:32-05

An elderly man was found unconscious on the shoulder of southbound I-97 near Crownsville Road, according to Anne Arundel County Police. 

Police say the man, now identified as 81-year-old William Howard of Joppa, Md., was discovered by a Maryland State Trooper around 3:50 a.m. Monday. Medics arrived on the scene and pronounced the victim dead.

Howard's wife reported him missing to the Bel Air Maryland State Police around 1:35 a.m. Monday. Officers say they found the man's body near his car. 

No foul play is suspected. An investigation shows he died of natural causes. 

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