FBI seeks to identify woman found dead in Maryland National Park – NBC4 Washington
The FBI is working to identify a woman found dead in a national park in Frederick County, Maryland.
Hikers found part of the woman’s body on Saturday in Catoctin Mountain Park in Thurmont, the FBI Field Office in Baltimore said in a statement on Wednesday.
The woman had long black hair with braids and was wearing a black tracksuit, a wrist guard and red Nike shoes. She had a small Puma brand bag.
FBI agents and National Park Service special agents responded to the park on Saturday afternoon after hikers found part of the woman’s body “in the vicinity of the park,” the FBI said. Information on the exact location was not disclosed.
Photos show the woman’s keys, jacket, pants and bag, as well as a shoe. She had key chains saying “El Salvador” and “Love”.
An autopsy will determine the cause of the woman’s death. It was not known how long his body had been in the park.
The National Park Service is participating in the investigation.
The 5,700-acre park located about 60 miles northwest of DC has hiking trails and campsites. Camp David, the presidential retreat, is within the park boundaries.
Anyone with information on the woman or on “the disappearance of a missing person in the past six months” is urged to call the FBI hotline at 1-800-CALL-FBI or visit tips.fbi .gov.
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