Anne Arundel County police believe human remains found along the shoreline near Holly Drive and Chesapeake Drive may belong to a woman who went missing sometime this year.

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On Wednesday October 18, neighbors say a woman was walking her dog when she saw a dismembered arm. After a search of the area, police found more skeletal remains.

The remains were transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for a post mortem examination. According to officials, the decedent is a Caucasian or Asian female, approximately mid-twenties to thirty years of age with an approximate height of 5’03. It is believed the remains are that of someone who went missing within the past year.

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Officials continue to examine the remains in an attempt to identify the woman and learn the manner of death.

This is a very fluid and active investigation where the Anne Arundel County Police are urging anyone with information to come forward by calling the Anne Arundel County Homicide Unit at 410-222-4731. If people with information wish to remain anonymous they can also contact the Anne Arundel County Police Tip Line 410-222-4700 or Metro Crime Stoppers.