Troopers Investigate Two Bodies Found in Susquehanna River Near Conowingo Dam

From Maryland State Police:

Maryland State Police are investigating the deaths of two persons whose bodies were found today in the Susquehanna River, one north and one south of the Conowingo Dam.

The bodies are described only as a female and male, both of whom are adult-sized. Their identifications, races, and ages remain unknown tonight. Both bodies have been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore. Autopsies and efforts to identify both bodies are scheduled for tomorrow.

Shortly after 7:30 a.m. today, two troopers crossing the Conowingo Dam on Rt. 1 were flagged down by persons working on the dam. Workers reported they saw what appeared to be a body in the river near the Harford County end of the dam.

At about 10:00 a.m., Natural Resources Police officers were able to recover the body of the unidentified female from the water. The body was transported to the Glen Cove Marina for further examination by police investigators and a forensic investigator from the medical examiner’s office before transport to Baltimore.

While investigators were continuing to investigate the first body recovery, they were contacted about a second body seen in the water shortly before 2:00 p.m. today. Boaters on the Susquehanna River south of the dam found the body of a man floating in the water. Natural Resources Police recovered that body from the water and again contacted Maryland State Police. The distance between the locations where the bodies were found in the river is between three and four miles.

State Police investigators have sent information about the recovered bodies to police departments in Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania. Efforts are ongoing to identify the bodies and determine the cause and manner of death of each person. The Maryland State Police Homicide Unit is leading the investigations into both deaths.

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