Decomposing body found in Dorchester Co.

EAST NEW MARKET, Md. - Police are working to identify a decomposing body found in a rural, wooded area of Dorchester County.

A hunter came across the body Sunday afternoon buried in a shallow grave on Red Hill Road near New Market.

Maryland State police are calling the death “suspicious” and are waiting on results from the medical examiner to help determine the cause of death. A preliminary investigation indicates the person may have been dead for less than six months.

Maryland State Police are leading the investigation with assistance from the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office.

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