Woman's body found along Interstate 70

May 05, 2006|by ERIN CUNNINGHAM

MOUNT AIRY, Md. - Police believe a woman found dead Thursday morning along Interstate 70 was killed at another location and left on the road.

Maryland State Police said the woman was white, 25 to 30 years old, 5 feet 4 inches, 100 pounds and appeared to have injuries to her upper body. She was pronounced dead at the scene about 6 a.m. by a forensic examiner, and her body was taken to the Office of the State Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy.

Two people called police to report they had seen the woman along the shoulder of the highway, east of Bill Moxley Road, police said.

The woman was fully clothed and seen on the right side of the road. Police said the woman was not struck by a vehicle, and believe she was killed at another location.


The body was found a few hundred yards from a rest area, and investigators did not find any identification on or around the woman.

Police closed the rest area for a short time, and truck drivers at the rest area were contacted, interviewed and released, police said. The area was canvassed for signs of an altercation or assault, and none were found.

Police said the cause and manner of the woman's death were still unknown late Thursday.

Frederick County State's Attorney Scott Rolle responded to the scene and was briefed by investigators, police said.

Anyone with information about this incident may call police at 301-644-4150.

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