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Carroll County officials make arrest following discovery of dismembered body

Carroll County officials arrested a Westminster man on suspicion of murdering his father, whose body officials believe was found dismembered on the side of the road Sunday evening.

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Ravi Maganbhai Pansuriya, 29, is charged with first- and second-degree murder and being held at Carroll County Detention Center while he waits to see a district court commissioner, according to a Carroll County sheriff’s office news release. An attorney representing him could not immediately be reached for comment.

Sheriff’s deputies say they were called Sunday evening to a residence in the 600 block of Old Westminster Road for a report of a missing person. A motorist at the scene directed deputies to Medford Road at New Windsor Pike, where they found the body of a man lying on the shoulder of the road that appeared to have been stabbed numerous times and dismembered.

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Detectives have not yet identified the victim due to the condition of the body, but say they believe it to be missing person 58-year-old Maganbhai Pansuriya, of Westminster.

The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit is continuing to investigate, and requests anyone with information to please call 410-386-5900 or email Detective Devon Herold at dherold@carrollcountymd.gov.

This article will be updated.


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