FREDERICK, MD. (WUSA9) - In the wake of the indictment this week of six alleged MS-13 members for the murder of a man found buried in a shallow grave in the Catoctin Mountains near Frederick, Md. we looked at the sinister side of history there.
While the Catoctin Region is scenic and charming, here are six reasons it has a creepy side:
1) MS-13 murder: A site in the Frederick Watershed near Gambrills Mountain Road was used as the dumping ground for a body in an alleged MS-13 murder of a Montgomery county man in June. The victim was identified by tattoos. Six Salvadoran suspected gang members are now indicted. It is the most recent, but not the first dumping of a body in the mountains outside Frederick.
2) Booby-trapped trails: Mountain bikers and hikers have been finding razor-blade booby traps embedding in mountain trails since at least 2013. Investigators theorize cyclists are the target of the cutting blades. No one has been injured, but no suspects have ever been charged.
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