A partly decomposed human head was found Monday in woods behind a shopping center in Pasadena, Anne Arundel County police said.

Lieutenant Michael Brothers said police were called about 4 p.m. to the wooded area behind Jumpers Hole Road and Ritchie Highway.

No identification was immediately made.

Police said the head might be that of a woman, and was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

andrea.siegel@baltsun.com

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