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LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — A dead man was found by police Sunday in a wooded area near 57th Avenue in Bladensburg, Maryland.

Authorities say the man was in his late 30s and lying face down in the brush. An officer was searching the area as part of a missing person investigation.

Police cannot confirm the body is the missing man they were searching for, but family members who filed a missing person report for the 37-year-old from D.C. told WNEW’s Cameron Thompson that they were called to the scene. The man’s car was also found nearby.

The Prince George’s County Police Department is conducting the death investigation.

Anyone with additional information about this case is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department at 301-772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411 TIPS (8477), text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637), or go to http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/police/ submit a tip online.

WNEW’s Cameron Thompson contributed to this report. Follow him and WNEW on Twitter.

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