Police trying to identify body; skeletal remains found in brush near 895

The discovery of skeletal remains in an overgrown area off I-895 has local police puzzled and looking for answers.

Maryland Transportation Authority (MdTA) Police say the decomposed body was found by maintenance workers in mid-April. It was only recently that forensic investigation yielded the information that the body was that of a Caucasian man, 5’10” tall and in his late 50s to early 60s.

“There’s almost no way to tell anything more,” said Sgt. Kirk E. Perez, noting the poor condition of the remains.

The body was found in the wooded area off northbound Interstate 895 in the area of Exit 12 (Lombard Street). Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center is nearby, and police note the area has occasionally been used as a camp for homeless persons in the past.

Over 100 empty spray paint cans were in the immediate area where the remains were discovered. It was not known whether there was any connection between the paint cans and the body.

Sgt. Perez noted that those with any information or tips, no matter how minor, should contact the MDTA Police Detective Unit at 410-537-6700 and speak to a detective on duty.

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