The body of a missing woman was found off a popular hiking trail in Maryland on Sunday, and police are investigating her death as a homicide.
The woman, identified as 37-year-old Rachel Morin, was last seen leaving her home in Bel Air to go for a walk on the Ma and Pa Trail at around 6:00 p.m. on Saturday. Her boyfriend reported her missing when she did not return home that night.
A volunteer searcher found Morin’s body at about 1:00 p.m. on Sunday off the trail in a wooded area. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler said that authorities believe Morin’s death was a homicide, but they have not yet identified a suspect.
“This is a very active and ongoing investigation,” Gahler said. “We are asking for the public’s help in providing any information that may lead to the arrest of the person responsible for this crime.”
Morin is a mother of five children. Her family is devastated by her death.
“Rachel was a loving mother, daughter, sister, and friend,” her family said in a statement. “She was taken from us too soon, and we will never forget her.”
Anyone with information about Morin’s death is asked to contact the Harford County Sheriff’s Office at 410-836-5400.