Fri. Apr 12th, 2024

Harford County Sheriff’s Workplace

A frantic weekend seek for 37-year-old Rachel Morin—who disappeared Saturday night close to the Ma and Pa Path in Bel Air, Maryland—has ended after investigators found a physique close to the route.

When the “clearly deceased” lady’s physique was discovered off the path simply after 1 p.m. on Sunday, Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler stated the lacking particular person investigation shifted to a murder investigation. Nonetheless, Gahler was unable to formally establish the physique as Morin’s.

“We firmly consider that is the physique of Rachel Morin,” Gahler stated at a press convention Sunday evening. “However that remaining willpower belongs with the medical expert and that has not occurred but.”

There may be nonetheless no suspect and no identified motive, in line with Gahler.

“Fortunately we don’t have an excessive amount of violent crime in Harford County, however when we’ve got one, I favor once I can stand right here and inform you that the suspect has been arrested or that it’s a focused crime,” Gahler stated. “I can’t inform you that’s the case.”

Gahler added that the Ma and Pa path will likely be reopened for guests with a heightened police presence because the investigation continues. He was unable to say that there isn’t any ongoing menace to the group, nonetheless.

“I can’t do it,” he stated.

Particulars of the obvious homicide stay sparse. Gahler stated investigators nonetheless aren’t positive precisely when she went lacking, saying that she could have disappeared “anytime from 6 p.m.” Saturday till Sunday morning.

Gahler was requested why a murder investigation had already been began, contemplating health workers weren’t even capable of establish the physique but.

“Our detectives have little doubt,” he stated. “I’m not going to enter what, bodily, they noticed on the scene. However investigators consider sadly that it’s a murder case.”

Morin was believed to have gone lacking at round 6 p.m. Saturday. Cops discovered her automobile on the entrance of the Ma and Pa Path—a 6.5-mile rail path simply south of the Pennsylvania border—hours after Morin’s boyfriend reported her lacking late Saturday evening.

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Investigators are urging anyone with data to contact the Harford County Sheriff’s Workplace at 410-836-5430.

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