BOWIE, Md. (AP) — Maryland authorities say a body found over the weekend while firefighters battled a brush fire is a homicide victim.

DC Police Release ID Of Body Found In Maryland Brush Fire

Prince George’s County police said Tuesday that detectives have learned that the victim was killed in the District of Columbia. As a result, the Metropolitan Police Department has taken over the case.

The body was found Saturday after firefighters extinguished a fire off of U.S. Route 50 in Bowie.

Police say an autopsy found that the female victim was suffering from multiple injuries to the body.

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