A badly decomposed body was found in a wooded area south of Hagerstown Monday, and Maryland State Police said there were few clues to help them determine the identity of the body or cause of death.
"A forensic pathologist from the Maryland State Medical Examiner's office in Baltimore will be coming up (today) to examine the remains," said Lt. Bud Frank, state police spokesman in Pikesville.
Frank said a person went to the state police barrack at 12:50 p.m. Monday to report finding the skeletal remains while hunting earlier Monday.
Troopers were sent to the area to secure the site and preserve any evidence that might be important to the investigation now under way, Frank said.