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Police helicopter crew spots missing man's body in Md. state forest

BARTON, Md. (AP) – Maryland State Police say they're investigating the death of a man whose remains were found the morning after he and a woman were seen near a western Maryland hiking trail. She walked out, suffering from hypothermia.

Maryland Natural Resources Police spokeswoman Candy Thomson says that the man's body was spotted Wednesday morning by searchers in a state police helicopter.

Thomson says a friend saw the pair Tuesday night near a trailhead. Thomson says the pair, both in their early 20s, had driven to the area separately.

Thomson says someone reported them missing after midnight. She says the woman walked out shortly before 9 a.m. and went to a nearby home. The body was found shortly thereafter.

Thomson says state police took over after investigators determined the body was on private property adjacent to the Savage River State Forest, 140 miles from Baltimore.

Thomson says the search began at 2:15 a.m. after someone reported that the pair had driven to the forest and had not been seen since 5 p.m. Tuesday.

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