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Homeless Woman Found Dead in Flooded Woods of Maryland City

Anne Arundel County Police are confirm that a homeless person was found dead in Maryland City.

The body of an African American woman was found in the water in Maryland City.

Lt. T.J. Smith, an Anne Arundel Count Police spokesman, said the body was found in a wooded area off Route 198 and Laurel Racetrack Road Thursday morning.

Police received a 911 call around 11:30 a.m. for a body floating in the water. Fire officials were already on the scene, Smith reported, and found the woman dead from an apparent drowning.

The body was found prior to officials releasing water from Patuxent River dams.

Police believe the woman is homeless because she was found in a low-lying wooded area known as a "tent city" or where homeless people set up encampments for overnight stays, Smith added. A witness told police that they told the woman to leave the area around 9:30 a.m. because it was unsafe due to rising waters. At that time she left, according to the report, but she was found dead around 11:26 a.m.

Police continue to investigate the death and have not released the identity of the woman.

barbara February 03, 2013 at 07:25 PM
well if they had more shelters for peoole, especially women maybe she would be alive.Gov does not CARE.God bless her soul.
Shaka Zulu February 04, 2013 at 05:53 PM
clean the tent city out, and run these bums out of laurel, sent them to DC, they have more shelters
Russell Gilroy February 07, 2013 at 06:49 PM
She was not a bum!!! I knew her and can tell you for a fact that she had a sweet and gentle soul and never hurt anybody, she tried to look out for other people. If anyone's the bum it's YOU!!!
patricia jennings February 08, 2013 at 10:14 PM
i grew up in md,city from 1964 to 1984 when it was a good community good famlies i live in mo now . as ayoung girl it always flooded there. i was a hotwalker during my high school years and i almost was washed away and that was 40 years ago. so i guess it has not changed.

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