FEDERALSBURG, Md. – Maryland State Police is investigating after skeletal remains were found in Caroline County on Sunday.
Police say the identity of the deceased has not yet been determined. The skeletal remains along with the clothing found at the scene were transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for analysis and to determine cause and manner of death. Shortly after 2 p.m. Sunday, troopers from the Easton Barrack responded to the Idylwild State Wildlife Management Area in Federalsburg. Police say they received a phone call from a hunter reporting what appeared to be human bones found while walking through the woods.
Along with the skeletal remains, police say several articles of clothing were recovered. There was reportedly no identifying property found at the scene or in the recovered clothing. Investigators from the Maryland State Police Easton Barrack responded to the scene, as did State Police crime scene technicians, the Maryland State Police Homicide Unit and Criminal Enforcement Division personnel. Crime scene technicians processed the area and a search was conducted.
State police were assisted by officers from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police, deputies from the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office and the Caroline County Sheriff’s Office. Investigators from the Criminal Enforcement Division, Upper Shore are the lead in this case. The investigation is continuing.