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Dead Body Found In Road In PG County

January 10th, 2016 by WCBC Radio


           Maryland State Police continue an investigation into the death of an unidentified deceased woman whose body was found lying in the roadway, northbound Route 301 near an overpass in Prince George’s County, last night.

The body is that of an adult female. Troopers are working to identify the individual and notify family before releasing his identification.

Shortly before 9:30 p.m. last night, Maryland State Police from the Forestville Barrack responded to the area of northbound Route 301 near the exit ramp for Route 4 in Upper Marlboro and found a fully clothed, Caucasian female lying face down in the roadway. Emergency medical personnel pronounced her deceased at the scene.

Responding troopers contacted individuals who had been driving in the area and found the deceased body in the roadway. Troopers secured the scene and called for State Police crime scene technicians.

Investigators observed obvious trauma to the woman’s body. The body, which was clothed, has been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.

State police investigators from the Criminal Enforcement Division, Central Southern Region, along with troopers from the Forestville Barrack and the CRASH Team responded to the scene. Emergency responders from the Prince George’s County Fire Department also responded to assist.

U.S. 301 northbound was shut down at the southbound Maryland Route 4 exit ramp during the investigation. Traffic was diverted onto southbound Maryland Route 4 until the scene was cleared.

State Police investigators will be continuing their investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Forestville Barrack at 301-568-8101.


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