WASHINGTON COUNTY, Md. (DC News Now) — Police said they were investigating the killing of a woman whose body was underneath the porch of a building in Hagerstown City Park on Friday.
The 37-year-old Hagerstown native, whom the Hagerstown Police Department was known to sleep at the location, was behind a stone alcove at the Jonathan Hager House.
Officers said someone she knew likely killed her.
Further details, such as the woman’s name were being withheld, while police attempted to notify her next of kin.
Anyone with information related to this case is asked to contact Detective Ackerman at Jackerman@hagerstownpd.org or call (240) 313-4345
Neighbors were shocked to learn about the discovery.
Melinda Boyce lives near the park and says, “I’m really surprised and shocked that a body was found here at the park. It’s a beautiful park. I’m just really sad to see this happen.”
Police in Hagerstown are also looking into two other weekend incidents.
Multiple shots were fired at Maryland Avenue and First Street, and another shooting took place on South Potomac Street downtown.