Skeletal remains found in Caroline County, Maryland

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A death investigation is underway by Maryland State Police after skeletal remains were found Monday in Caroline County.

According to the Maryland State Police Department, just after 2 p.m., Monday troopers responded to Idylwild State Wildlife Management Area in Federalsburg following a phone call from a hunter reporting what appeared to be human bones found while walking through the woods.

Along with the skeletal remains, several articles of clothing were recovered. There was no identifying property found at the scene or in the recovered clothing.

The skeletal remains along with the clothing were transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to determine the cause and manner of death.

Investigators from the Maryland State Police Easton Barrack responded to the scene, as did State Police crime scene technicians, the Maryland State Police Homicide Unit and Criminal Enforcement Division personnel.

Crime scene technicians processed the area and a search was conducted.

State police were assisted by officers from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police, deputies from the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office and the Caroline County Sheriff’s Office.

Investigators from the Criminal Enforcement Division, Upper Shore are the lead in this case. The investigation is continuing.