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Posted at 5:14 PM ET, 07/24/2010

Possible body in dumpster investigated

By Washington Post Editors

Updated, 6:58 p.m.

Prince George’s County homicide detectives are investigating whether a foul odor from a trash receptacle in the Landover area might have come from human remains. Just before 2 p.m., firefighters were called to the apartment complex in the 1700 block of Brightseat Road, very near FedEx Field, to investigate the source of a strange odor, said Mark Brady, a spokesman for the Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department. They traced the smell to a large trash receptacle and after searching inside, found what they thought was a human body, he said.

As is standard, they turned the investigation over to homicide detectives, he said. At about 3:30 p.m., homicide detectives and evidence technicians were on the scene, snapping photos of the seven-foot-tall, blue receptacle and peering inside.

Just after 6 p.m, Cpl. Larry Johnson, a Prince George’s County Police spokesman, said homicide detectives were unsure if what was in the dumpster "is a body or not." "Whatever it is is so badly decomposed they can’t really make a determination at this point," he said.

--Matt Zapotosky

By Washington Post Editors  | July 24, 2010; 5:14 PM ET
 
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Comments

Is it Dan Snyder?

Posted by: kenk3 | July 24, 2010 11:55 PM | Report abuse

NO, I DONT THINKS ITS SNYDER BUT HOW FAR DOES YOUR MAMMI LIVE FROM FEDEX FIELD BECAUSE IT MIGHT BE HER OR HER LOVER.

Posted by: cuziwuzi | July 25, 2010 9:53 AM | Report abuse

You wouldn't have to read anymore than the headline to know it was in PG County.

Posted by: checkered1 | July 25, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

cuziwuzi, your keyboard seems to be stuck on caps-lock.

Posted by: kenk3 | July 25, 2010 5:10 PM | Report abuse

You wouldn't have to read anymore than the headline to know it was in PG County.

Posted by: checkered1
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You still bonin' your sister?

Posted by: ceefer66 | July 25, 2010 5:18 PM | Report abuse

ceefer66 -- So West Virginia.

Posted by: rustybud | July 25, 2010 5:50 PM | Report abuse

@kenk3 - That was my first thought, also.

Posted by: waterfrontproperty | July 25, 2010 11:48 PM | Report abuse

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