State Police Investigate Homicide in Calvert Co.

LUSBY, Md. (December 1, 2010)—Maryland State Police are conducting an investigation into the death of a 41-year-old woman found inside her car in a parking lot of a state park in Calvert County.

The deceased is identified as Sandra Renee Long, 41, of the 11,000 block of H.G. Trueman Road in Lusby. Long was pronounced dead at the scene. The cause and manner of death are unknown at this time.

At approximately 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, an emergency phone call was received by the Calvert Control Center. The call came from a group of three hunters who discovered Long, apparently unconscious and unresponsive inside her parked car.

Long was found in the front seat of her silver 2009 Ford Focus with Maryland tags. The car was parked in a lot bordering Calvert Cliffs State Park, at the intersection of Camp Canoy Road and H.G. Trueman Road in Lusby.

Maryland State Troopers, Calvert County Sheriff’s Deputies, Maryland Natural Resources Police and Emergency Medical Service personnel immediately responded to the scene. Long was pronounced dead by EMS personnel. She was taken to the Office of the State Medical Examiner for an autopsy.

Troopers and Sheriff’s Deputies secured the surrounding area. Investigators from the Calvert County Investigative Team, the Maryland State Police Homicide Unit and the Calvert County State’s Attorney’s Office immediately initiated a death investigation. State police crime scene technicians processed the scene for evidence.

Due to the suspicious nature of the crime scene, investigators are treating this case as a homicide. A motive for the murder has not been determined.

Police are asking anyone who may have seen Long on the morning of Monday, November 29, or who may have information regarding this case, to please call the Maryland State Police at the Prince Frederick Barrack at 410-535-1400.

Source: MSP HQ, Pikesville

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