Hagerstown Police Investigating Suspicious Death on Summit Avenue

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HAGERSTOWN, Md. – The Hagerstown Police Department is currently investigating a suspicious death on Summit Avenue that that was called in to police at around 5:30 Tuesday night. 

Police responded to the scene at 212 Summit Avenue. Upon arrival, officers found one unidentified deceased person.

“I saw lights bouncing off the building and I looked out the window, and they had the road blocked off from here at Baltimore down to City Park at the circle, and they weren’t letting people go back and forth walking. They were out here for like 6 hours,” said Jonah Hogan, Hagerstown resident.

Community members expressed concern over the incident, as there have recently been a handful of deaths in the area.

“The last six months I’ve been around up here, this is the fourth person that I have known that died,” added Hogan. “Death is a natural thing, but it kind of hits you at home when you see it.”

Police officials say that the family is being notified and detectives are attending the autopsy in Baltimore.

Officers have not said how the person died-the autopsy is not complete. 

“Suspicious death can be unattended death or an attended death. Someone that is terminally ill, or under the care of the doctor that dies at home-that’s an attended death, “said Captain Tom Langston, Hagerstown Police Department. “A lot of times, people that are ill but not under the care of a doctor who pass away at home, that will also be an unattended death.”

No information will be released until the identity of the deceased is confirmed. At this time the investigation is ongoing. 

Stay tuned with WHAG News for updates.

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