Frederick police are trying to identify a man whose decomposing body was found Saturday afternoon in a recently harvested cornfield off South Market Street.
Documents found at the scene indicate that the man was alive in late June. Investigators believe that he was dead when the several-acre field was harvested Sept. 16, said Lt. Thomas Chase.
The body was found about 150 yards from the road, in a cornfield between a Costco store and the Maryland School for the Deaf, he said.
The state medical examiner's office determined that the man was African-American, between the ages of 20 and 40, and about 6 feet tall, police said.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Frederick Police Department at 301-694-2100 or 301-694-2126.