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Updated: Death Investigation Underway After Shallow Grave Found in Fruitland

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Maryland State Police have launched a death investigation after a shallow grave containing what is believed to be a decomposed human body was found on a property in Fruitland. (Photo: WBOC) Maryland State Police have launched a death investigation after a shallow grave containing what is believed to be a decomposed human body was found on a property in Fruitland. (Photo: WBOC)
(Photo: WBOC) (Photo: WBOC)

FRUITLAND, Md.- Maryland State Police have launched a death investigation after a shallow grave containing what is believed to be a decomposed human body was found on a property in Fruitland. 

The identity or the gender of the deceased is not available at this time, according to MSP spokesperson Elena Russo. She said police and forensic analysts from the Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Division were on scene for a majority of the day on Tuesday.

According to Russo, the Fruitland Police Department was contacted Monday with information regarding a possible burial site located in the 100 block of South Division Street in Fruitland.  Officers and investigators from the Fruitland Police Department responded to the scene and discovered what appeared to be a potential burial site.  The Maryland State Police Homicide Unit and Criminal Enforcement Division were contacted for assistance.

Lt. Ryan Bricker of the Maryland State Police Salisbury Barrack went into more detail about that tip to Fruitland Police.

"Last night around 8 p.m. a concerned citizen contacted the Fruitland Police Department in reference to a homicide that occurred approximately nine months ago.  That individual gave us information that led to the 100 block of South Division Street.

The Maryland State Police Homicide Unit is the lead in this case. Assistance is being provided by the Criminal Enforcement Division and the Fruitland Police Department.  

Anyone with information relevant to this case is urged to contact the Maryland State Police Salisbury Barrack at 410-749-3101 or the Fruitland Police Department at 410-548-2803.

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