Baltimore Sun

Body identified as missing Baltimore man

A body found in a shallow grave in Linthicum on Saturday was that of a missing Baltimore man, and state police say his death is being investigated as a homicide. In a news release sent out late Sunday, police confirmed that the body was that of Matthew C. Martin, 31, who was last seen in Locust Point on April 9. Fliers were posted throughout South Baltimore.

State police said an autopsy determined that Martin had been killed, though they did not release the cause of death. That is an investigative technique used to aid detectives, as only the killer or those involved might know the manner in which Martin was killed.

An emotional letter was posted on Craigslist a few weeks after Martin's disappearance, imploring anyone with information to come forward. Here's an excerpt: