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FORT WASHINGTON, Md. (AP) — Prince George’s County police are investigating the discovery of a body inside the trunk of a vehicle that had been reported stolen.

Police haven’t positively identified the body. But Tonya Bynum of Capitol Heights says a detective told her the body was that of her son, 22-year-old Maurice Bynum.

Tonya Bynum says it was “bad police work all around” that prevented her son’s body from being discovered sooner. She says she reported in November that her son had taken his sister’s car without authorization and never returned home.

Police say an officer ran the car’s license plate in January, but the fact that it was reported stolen did not come up. It was later towed to the county impound lot on March 8, and that’s where the body was discovered.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (2)
  1. Ex-Baltimore says:

    Move over Baltimore. PG County is now Maryland’s murder capitol. What? Is this maybe the 105th murder there in just three months of this year?

  2. KottaMan says:

    Considering that PG County had become an “extension” of Washington, D.C. decades ago, this is not surprising. It has lead the state in car thefts for years too.

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