Dog Walker Finds Human Bones in Woods in Northern Montgomery County

Police discovered a shallow grave with skeletal remains; say person has been dead less than a year


File photo/Aaron Kraut

A man walking his dogs in the woods in northern Montgomery County found human bones, leading police to discover skeletal remains in a shallow grave.

The resident found the bones near the 19500 block of Georgia Avenue in Brookeville at about 5 p.m. Sunday and called police, according to Montgomery County police, who then responded to the scene.

Detectives believe the person had been dead for less than a year, according to a press release. Police are investigating the death as suspicious.

The office of the chief medical examiner in Baltimore will perform an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.

Police did not reveal further information Tuesday, noting that the investigation is ongoing.

Police have asked anyone with information about the death to call 240-773-5070 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Solvers of Montgomery County at 866-411-TIPS (8477).

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