Woman whose body was found in rising water in Laurel identified

Anne Arundel County police have identified the woman whose body was found in rising waters near a homeless camp in Laurel Thursday as 26-year-old Anifa Kiwanuka.

Kiwanuka's body was discovered around 11:25 a.m. in rising waters Thursday near a homeless camp in a low lying, wooded area located by Route 198 and Racetrack Road. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore will determine the cause of death.

According to police, a witness told Kiwanuka between 9:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. to leave the area because the high waters were dangerous.

The flooding prompted the evacuation of homes and businesses in historic Laurel and shut down roads in the area.



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