State Police Conducting Death Investigation In Somerset County

April 14, 2017

Edit to add victim identity at 8:35pm April 14, 1017

MD State Police
April 14, 2017

Maryland State Police homicide investigators are conducting a death investigation this morning in Somerset County.

The victim is identified as Walter Whitehead, 22, of Salisbury, Maryland. He was found deceased in the backyard of a residence in the 32,000 block of Flower Hill Church Road in Eden this morning. Cause and manner of death are pending autopsy results.

Shortly before 7:00 a.m. this morning, the Princess Anne Barrack received a 9-1-1 call from a neighbor who reported seeing a body, lying in the backyard of a neighboring residence. Troopers from the barrack arrived on scene and located the body of a man. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for autopsy.

State police set up a perimeter to secure the scene. Investigators from the Criminal Enforcement Division and Maryland State Police Homicide Unit are currently on the scene. There are no further details at this time.

The investigation is active and ongoing.


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