Skeletal remains found in Frederick last month have been identified as a man in his mid-to-late 30s by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore, the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office said today.
The cause and manner of death are still undetermined, according to Capt. Tim Clarke of the sheriff’s office.
The remains were discovered by workers with a tree-trimming service Aug. 8 in a wooded area near the 4100 block of New Design Road, next to remnants of a campfire.
The remains were taken to the medical examiner’s office for investigation. The Baltimore County Police Department and the sheriff’s office will do a facial reconstruction of the dead man, the sheriff’s office said.
Investigators also entered the victim’s dental records into the National Crime Information Center, but it is unlikely that would provide answers, Clarke said.
“If there’s a hit, we probably would have gotten it by now,” he said.
In addition, investigators are attempting to obtain a DNA profile, which will be submitted to a national DNA database.
Clarke said he was unsure how long it would take to generate the profile, but that the facial reconstruction would be available first.
“That (the DNA profile) takes a lot longer to get,” Clarke said.