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Unidentified body found in Frederick cornfield

THE BALTIMORE SUN

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.

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