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Bodies found at two sites

August 13, 2000

Bodies found at two sites



By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI / Staff Writer


Authorities from two Maryland counties were investigating on Sunday the deaths of two men in separate probes. The bodies were found Saturday in rural areas of Washington and Frederick counties. Officials have not yet determined the causes of death.

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Washington County Sheriff's deputies said the body of a white man in his late teens or early 20s was found near the iron bridge on Kemp's Mill Road in Williamsport at 12:20 p.m.

The man was about six feet tall, 145 pounds with short brown hair, mustache and goatee.

He was wearing a white T-shirt with the word "Athletic" written on the front, blue "Tommy Hilfiger" jean shorts and gray Adidas sneakers.

Deputies said his body was found over an embankment near a wide shoulder on Kemp's Mill Road not far from the KOA Campground.

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Authorities have not identified the man. It was unclear how he died, deputies said.

The area of Kemp's Mill Road near the iron bridge is secluded and commonly used by people to dump trash illegally, deputies said.

Deputies were unsure whether the man died at the scene or whether the body was placed there.

The body found in Frederick County was discovered Saturday by a man and his son walking along U.S. 15 north of the Manor area in Thurmont, Md., according to Maryland State Police in Frederick.

When police arrived at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday they found the badly decomposed remains of a person believed to be male, the body positioned under a makeshift shelter around 250 yards from the southbound lanes of U.S. 15.

The area appeared to be a campsite that police said may have been used by a homeless person. The body was dressed in a blue jacket and khaki pants. There was no obvious signs of foul play, police said.

An officer with Maryland State Police said Sunday he doesn't believe the two deaths are connected.

The bodies of both men were taken by the Office of the State Medical Examiner in Baltimore for autopsies.

Investigators are requesting anyone with information about the deaths to call the Washington County Sheriff's Department at 301-791-3020 or Maryland State Police in Frederick at 301-663-3101.

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