MAN FOUND DEAD IN ANNE ARUNDEL CO. PARK AND RIDE IDENTIFIED
(ANNAPOLIS, MD) – An autopsy today positively identified a man whose body was found yesterday in a car in an Anne Arundel County parking lot.
The man is identified as Kevin P. Johnson, 37, of Chester, Md. The positive identification occurred today during the autopsy at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore. Toxicology tests have been ordered as part of the autopsy, so the official cause and manner of death is pending. However, forensic pathologists told investigators their preliminary examination is consistent with what investigators believe was a self-inflicted wound.
At about 4:00 p.m. yesterday, Maryland State Police from the Glen Burnie Barrack responded to the park and ride lot on the Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, for the report of a body inside a car. Police had been notified by a man walking through the area who had passed the black Saturn Vue that was parked in the far corner of the lot. The car was registered to Johnson.
Maryland State Police investigators from the Criminal Enforcement Division and crime scene technicians from the Forensic Sciences Division responded to the scene, as did a forensic investigator from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Anne Arundel County Police also provided assistance.
On the afternoon of July 4, 2014, Johnson’s sister reported him missing to Maryland State Police at the Leonardtown Barrack. She said Johnson had been staying at her father’s home in Leonardtown during a visit, which he did on occasion. Sometime during the early morning hours of July 3rd, he apparently left the residence and they had not heard from him.
Lookouts were issued for Johnson, but the missing person investigation had not developed any information concerning his whereabouts. An exact date and time of death has not been determined at this time through the autopsy, but doctors told State Police investigators Johnson could have been dead since July 4th, the day he was reported missing.