Hikers discovered a pair of red Nike shoes and a human foot in a Maryland national park, which led rangers to find the remains of the woman’s remains nearby on Saturday, the FBI said.
Hikers found their footing in a remote part of the woods, far from the established trails of Catoctin Mountain Park, FBI spokeswoman Joy Jiras told the Frederick News-Post. Rangers found the rest of the woman’s body, except for a missing hand and foot, within 100 yards, the media said.
The FBI said officials do not know how long the body has been in the park, but the agency is investigating.
“It’s sad. It’s disheartening,” Richard Ruggieri, a special supervisory agent for the FBI’s Baltimore office, told the Washington Post. “This person has a story to tell. First, we need to determine who tell the story.
The woman had black hair that was worn in long braids, the FBI said.
“She was wearing a black tracksuit, wrist guard and red Nike shoes,” the FBI said in a press release. “She was also found with a Puma handbag and a set of keys containing an El Salvador key ring.”
Who to call
The FBI is asking anyone who could help identify the woman or who has information about a person missing in the past six months to contact the phone line at 800-CALL-FBI.
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