Body found in Montgomery park grave was 19-year-old, police say
Update, 6:40 p.m.:
Montgomery County detectives investigating the death of Tannessa Victoria Taylor, 19, whose body was found in a shallow grave six days ago, said late Friday that they now consider it a homicide investigation.
Using fingerprints, Montgomery County detectives have identified the woman whose body was found in a shallow grave six days ago. They are investigating her death as suspicious, authorities said Friday morning.
Police identified the woman as Tannessa Victoria Taylor, 19, from an unconfirmed address. The cause and manner of death have not yet been determined by the Medical Examiner’s Office in Baltimore, police said.
Taylor's body was discovered by a citizen on Saturday in the Patuxent River State Park in upper Montgomery County, outside of Damascus.
The preliminary investigation revealed a partially decomposed body in a shallow grave in a wooded area near the end of Brown Church Road, police said.
Anyone who has any information about this death is asked to call homicide detectives at 240-773-5070. Callers may remain anonymous.
-- Dan Morse
March 12, 2010; 6:40 PM ET
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