FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police have charged a Hagerstown man in connection with the apparent slaying of a woman whose body was found along U.S. 40 near Frederick on Christmas Eve.

Frederick County State’s Attorney Charlie Smith told The Frederick News-Post that 20-year-old Curtis Evans was charged Friday as an accessory after the fact in the death of 20-year-old Malicia Smith of Hagerstown.

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Her body was found early Wednesday along eastbound U.S. 40 several miles west of Frederick.

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Police haven’t revealed the nature of her injuries.

Evans was being held on $500,000 bail. Neither he nor his lawyer could be reached for comment. No defense attorney is listed in online court records. A man who answered the phone at Evans’ home said he didn’t know Evans and hung up.
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Information from: The Frederick (Md.) News-Post, http://www.fredericknewspost.com

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