The deceased is identified as Justin A. Ogle, 20, of the 6100 block of Lori Lane, Elkridge. His body has been taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.
State police said that at about 7 a.m. Tuesday, a jogger was running along Patapsco Road in Finksburg about two-tenths of a mile east of Bethel Road, when she saw the body of a man lying on the bank between the roadway and a pasture.
She contacted a nearby resident who called 911.
Carroll County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the scene, as did emergency medical personnel. Police said the man, later identified as Ogle, was pronounced dead at the scene. Sheriff's deputies secured the area and contacted criminal investigators.
In a press release, police said there were no visible signs of trauma on the body, and are awaiting information from the medical examiner regarding a cause of death.
The investigation is continuing.
Investigators from the State Police Homicide Unit, the Carroll County Sheriff's Office and the Carroll County State's Attorney's Office responded to the scene. Crime scene technicians from the State Police and Sheriff's Office also responded.
A Maryland State Police helicopter was called to the scene to enable crime scene technicians to take aerial photographs of the area.