Maryland Toddler, Father Dead In Alleged Murder-Suicide Along Appalachian Trail, State Police Say

The bodies of a Frederick father and his 2-year-old son were found along the Appalachian Trail in Washington County early Friday morning in what Maryland State Police are investigating as a murder-suicide.

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TIM WILLIAMS: A tragic discovery. The bodies of a father and his two-year-old son were found along the Appalachian Trail in Washington County. Maryland State Police are investigating this as a murder-suicide.

According to an early investigation, the wife called police around 10:30 Thursday night to report that her husband picked up the child to go hiking around 8:30 PM. She said he seemed despondent lately. Police then searched the area and found the body of the child around 3:00 AM and the body of the dad an hour later. The investigation is ongoing.