FBI Looking For Clues To Identify Woman Whose Dismembered Body Found Near Camp David


Brianna Lyman News and Commentary Writer
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The FBI is working to identify a woman whose body was found Saturday near a hiking trail in Maryland near Camp David.

Hikers found the woman’s foot on Saturday in Thurmont, the FBI said, according to Fox 5 D.C. When the FBI arrived on scene, they found her body approximately 60 yards nearby, according to The Washington Post. The woman was missing her foot and a hand, according to Fox 5 D.C.

“One of the hands we cannot account for, along with one of the feet,” Ruggieri said, according to The Post. (RELATED: First-Grade Teacher Stepped Out For ‘Suspicious’ Phone Call At Restaurant, And Then Vanishes)

Authorities are conducting an autopsy but “based on the condition of her body” they are unsure how long it has been there, the FBI said.

The body had no tissue but was intact for the most part, The Washington Post reported.

Authorities said the woman had long, dark hair with braids and was wearing a black track suit and red Nike shoes. The woman was also found with a set of keys on an El Salvador keychain.

“It’s sad. It’s disheartening,” supervisory special agent in FBI’s Baltimore office Richard Ruggieri said, according to The Washington Post. “This person has a story to tell. First, we need to figure out who it is to tell the story.”

Ruggieri reportedly said he suspects foul play, noting no one reported the woman missing in the area and there was no abandoned car found.

“That’s just my gut. That’s my team’s gut.”

Ruggieri noted, however, the dismembered foot could be because of animal activity and the woman could have had a medical episode or committed suicide.

“Everything is on the table,” he said, according to The Washington Post.