Police ID body of man found in Savage River State Forest in Garrett County

Posted at 11:13 AM, Jan 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-05 07:54:38-05

A man's body was found Wednesday in the Savage River State Forest in Garrett County, Maryland Natural Resources Police said.

Maryland State Police have now identified him as 24-year-old Alexander A. Stevens of Frostburg. 

Natural Resources Police said a missing woman was also found Wednesday, and she was treated by emergency responders. 

A state police helicopter found the man's body in the 2600 block of Pine Swamp Road in Barton, Md. Maryland Natural Resources Police spokeswoman Candy Thomson said it is difficult to get to the body due to the rugged terrain in the area. 

Police will continue their investigation; an autopsy will be performed to determine the manner of death. Officials say Stevens' body had sustained trauma and that no cause is being ruled out at this time. 

Maryland Natural Resources police had requested assistance from the Maryland State Police after the two were reported missing around Savage River State Forest. 

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