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Homeless man found dead at makeshift campsite in Anne Arundel

A homeless man was found dead in a makeshift shelter near an ramp for I-695 in Anne Arundel County on Thursday, authorities said.

The man was identified by police as Martin Gene Triplett, 61. His son told Anne Arundel County police that Triplett had lived for three years at the camp, in the woods near Camp Meade Road's ramp to westbound I-695 in Linthicum Heights.

The son visited his father weekly, bringing food and supplies to the makeshift campsite, police said. He found his father on Thursday evening during one of these visits and called police. Triplett was pronounced dead by medics at the scene.

The medical examiner will conduct an autopsy, but police said they found no signs of foul play.

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