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Posted at 2:40 PM ET, 11/18/2010

Body found in box in Md. identified

By Associated Press

Police say the body found in the box along Interstate 70 was that of a missing District man. The Crime Scene blog has the details.

Police say an unidentified body found in a bloody cardboard box along Interstate 70 earlier this week was that of a man in a work uniform who appears to have been in his 30s.

A Maryland State Police spokeswoman said Thursday that the state medical examiner’s office has ruled the death a homicide, but she says the cause of death is undetermined.

Detective Sgt. Wayne Wachsmuth of the state police told The Frederick News-Post Wednesday that the man was wearing some kind of utility uniform.

The newspaper also reports that the Metropolitan Police Department of Washington is looking into the case.

State highway maintenance workers found the box on a wooded embankment near the Braddock Heights exit just west of Frederick on Tuesday morning.

By Associated Press  | November 18, 2010; 2:40 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC, Maryland  
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The westbound lanes of I-70 at mile marker 48 run paralell to a state road very close by.

Posted by: blasmaic | November 18, 2010 12:07 PM | Report abuse

Lets hope that the DC Police will do as good of a job with this one as they have done with the Wone case and the Levy case! LOL

Posted by: HotelGuest | November 18, 2010 1:02 PM | Report abuse

@HotelGuest: Please consult a map before posting future comments. Thank you.

Posted by: LastCommaFirst | November 18, 2010 1:51 PM | Report abuse


Suggest you re-read the 4th paragraph before posting future comments. Thank you.

Posted by: ceebee2 | November 18, 2010 2:11 PM | Report abuse

Why let geographical facts get in the way of the usual jump to be too-cute-by-half?

Posted by: jckdoors | November 18, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

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