First responders remove a woman’s body from the Chesapeake Harbor marina on Saturday, police say

BALTIMORE– Anne Arundel County Police are describing a woman’s death as “suspicious in nature” after first responders removed her body from the marina at the Chesapeake Harbor in Annapolis, authorities said.

Someone called 911 to report finding the body in the harbor around 1:20 p.m. Saturday, Anne Arundel County Police Department spokesman Lt. AJ Gardiner said.

They located the body in the Annapolis Marina near the 2000 block of Chesapeake Harbor Drive East, Gardiner said.

“We call it suspicious because at this crossroads we don’t know if it’s a drowning,” he said. “We don’t know if it was an accident.”

Staff from the state Medical Examiner’s Office will perform an autopsy on the body to determine the cause of death, Gardiner said. The medical examiner’s office will attempt to determine the woman’s identity, he said.

During this time, Anne Arundel County officers will attempt to track down information on the woman and locate potential witnesses, Gardiner said.

“It doesn’t look like she was in the water longer than a day to two days,” he said. “Again, this is just an estimate.”

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