A woman's body found Saturday afternoon along the Kent Island shoreline has been identified as that of a local woman who had been missing for three weeks, the Maryland State Police said Sunday.
Police said doctors at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore identified the body through dental records. The cause and manner of death are still under investigation.
A man who was fishing off a pier saw the body in the water near the shoreline and called police about 3:30 p.m. Saturday, according to state police. Queen Anne's County sheriff's deputies who responded to the scene contacted state police investigators working on the case of Robin L. Pope, a 51-year-old Stevensville resident reported missing by her husband on the morning of March 2.
The body was recovered about 6 p.m. Saturday, police said. Pope's husband and daughters have been notified that the body was found.
Pope was last seen March 1 at the home she and her husband had shared until the couple split in December, as she had stopped by to pick up some belongings, police said. The husband reported Pope missing when he returned to the home later and found her car still in the driveway.
Homicide investigators are still working to determine why Pope disappeared. Anyone with information may call the Centreville Barrack at 410-758-1101. Callers may remain anonymous.