UPDATE 9:54am August 7, 2012: From the Anne Arundel County Police Department:
On August 6, 2012, at approximately 2:47 p.m., members of the Anne Arundel County Police Department were dispatched to a wooded area behind the 8100 block of Ritchie Highway in Pasadena, Maryland, for the discovery of human remains.
Upon arrival, a citizen stated that he was walking into the wood line when he discovered what appeared to be a human skull. The Anne Arundel County Police Department’s Homicide Unit responded to the scene and assumed the investigative responsibility. A search team was formed in an effort to recover additional human remains. This team included members of the Anne Arundel County Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division as well as volunteers using cadaver dogs from the Chesapeake Search Dogs and the Mason Dixon Search and Rescue Dogs, Inc.
The body was recovered within the wooded area after an extensive search by all parties involved. The unidentified person was sent to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for identification and determination of the cause and manner of death. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Detective Regina Collier of the Criminal Instigation Division’s Homicide Unit at 410-222-3417.
Our media partner, WBAL-TV is reporting that a human head was discovered in the woods behind a shopping center in pasadena, Maryland.
Anne Arundel County police said a partly decomposed human head has been found behind a shopping center in Pasadena. Police spokesman Lt. Michael Brothers told The Baltimore Sun that officers found the head after being called to a wooded area behind Jumpers Hole Road and Ritchie Highway. He said the head might be that of a woman. It was taken to the Chief Medical Examiner’s office for examination.