BALTIMORE (WJZ) — After officers, K9 units and a helicopter searched for two people who were missing in Savage River State Forest in Garrett County, one has been found alive and one has been found dead.

Maryland State Police are investigating the death of the man, whose body was found Wednesday morning in a densely wooded area of Garrett County, in the 1700 block of Pines Swamp Rd., in Barton, Md.


Authorities are still working to identify the man and notify his family. The cause of death has not yet been determined either, but authorities say they saw “signs of trauma” on his body.

The search began Wednesday morning after Maryland Natural Resources Police sought help from MSP to find a missing man and woman.

According to NRP’s Twitter, the woman later walked out of the woods and was treated by EMS.

Shortly after 9:30 a.m., the crew of Maryland State Police helicopter Trooper 5 found the man’s body during their aerial search of the Savage River State Forest.

The MSP Criminal Enforcement Division and Homicide Unit were called to the scene to investigate. Investigators from C3I and the Natural Resources Police are also assisting with the investigation.

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