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Body identified as that of Hagerstown man

'suspicious circumstances' surround death

August 20, 2013|By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com
  • Kenneth L. Flook
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A body found along Broadfording Road on Sunday has been identified as that of a 40-year-old Hagerstown man and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information about his whereabouts on the two days before the body was discovered.

The body of Kenneth Leon Flook was found at about 5 p.m. Sunday in the 16400 block of Broadfording Road, according to the Sheriff’s Office release.

“There are suspicious circumstances surrounding the death,” Deputy 1st Class Carly Hose said Tuesday. Flook’s body was found miles from home in a wooded area with no explanation as to why he ended up there, Hose said when asked about the circumstances. 

Flook was last seen alive Friday evening within the city limits of Hagerstown, Hose said.

“We need to piece together where he was to see what happened,” Hose said. “We’re just trying to find answers for the family.”

The body was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy. A spokesman for the office said Tuesday that a final determination of the cause and manner of death were still pending.

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The release did not give Flook’s address.

Flook’s body was discovered by a person walking on Broadfording Road, the Sheriff’s Office said Monday. The body was next to a guardrail in an overgrown area near a bridge that crosses the Conococheague Creek between Hagerstown and Clear Spring, police said. 

There was no identification on the body when it was found, police said. 

The sheriff’s office asks that anyone who saw Flook after Friday evening is asked to call Detective Dave Sanders at 240-313-2186.

Flook’s obituary in Tuesday’s edition of The Herald-Mail stated that he died Friday, but Hose said that she could provide no reason why that date was used, other than it being the last time he was seen alive.

He was formerly of Frederick, Md., was a member of the Boonsboro Family Worship Center and is survived by a fiancée, two children, his parents and other relatives, the obituary said.

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