UPDATE: Woman Found Lying Behind St. Mary’s Square Pronounced Dead- Victim Identified

February 28, 2012

UPDATE Feb. 28 OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE
On February 27, 2012 at 11:16 A.M. police units responded to the report of a female lying on a path unresponsive to the rear of St. Mary’s Square in Lexington Park.  Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad responded to the scene, initiated CPR  and transported the victim to St. Mary’s Hospital where she was pronounced deceased. BCI was contacted and assumed the investigation.

The female was identified as Edwina Denise Fenwick, 49 of Lexington Park, Md. Initial investigation did not reveal any signs of external injuries to Ms. Fenwick.  The body was transported to the Medical Examiners Office in Baltimore where an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause and manner of death.

Police Conducting Death Investigation
Authorities in St. Mary’s County are conducting a death investigation after a female was located in the 21600 block of Great Mills Road in Lexington Park to the rear of the St. Mary’s Square Shopping Center.

Rescue crews responded to the area behind Radio Shack on Monday, Feb. 27 around 11:15 a.m.

Upon arrival, an unconscious female patient in her 50’s was discovered covered in blood. Rescue crews attempted to perform CPR while en route to the hospital. The female patient was later pronounced deceased.

No word on the identity of the female found.

Police continue to investigate.

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10 Responses to UPDATE: Woman Found Lying Behind St. Mary’s Square Pronounced Dead- Victim Identified

  1. G on February 28, 2012 at 9:58 am

    No injuries found but covered in blood? top notch investigating!

  2. KB on February 28, 2012 at 11:45 am

    Blood doesn’t necessarily mean an external injury. Could be medical. For instance an aortic anuerysm…MESSY!!!! I’ve also been on calls of long time drug addicts who have internal reactions, such as bleeding out from their mouth/nose. And in that neck of the woods, ANYTHING is possible. Just trying to explain that outward signs of blood doesn’t necessarily indicate a sign of foul play OR lack of proper investigation on the part of law enforcement. Only time will tell with this one!!!

    • A on February 28, 2012 at 1:17 pm

      KB
      Ummmm… OK, I understand about the blood issue, being as though I am not a Dr, and you sound like you may perhaps be some type of First Responder, as you’ve “Been on calls”, so you probably do have more knowledge about that than I… However, I’ve got say, I was a little offended about your “that neck of the woods” comment. Crackheads and other addicts aren’t quarantined to a certain region. i.e. Charlie Sheen, Whitney (RIP); well, you get the idea. Not trying to start a round-table on your comment, but folks from that neck of the woods do go on-line and we even read news articles. So, I said all that to say that I’m sure a little sensitivity would be appreciated. :) Be blessed!

      • FEDUPTOO on February 28, 2012 at 3:13 pm

        I’m thinking the ‘that neck of the woods’ is not a derogatory comment in this instance. More so referring to the area behind the shopping center…that neck of the woods. There are known homeless camps in the vicinity of the area.

      • freefaller on February 28, 2012 at 7:03 pm

        KB, with due respect to your sensativities, that area of the county is the most dangerous and has the highest crime rate in the county. It is what it is. Don’t be insulted but accept the facts!

        • KB on February 29, 2012 at 6:48 am

          FEDUPTOO – that’s exactly what I meant. That area/path is know for a lot of issues. Including drugs. There’s not one area in this county that doesn’t have crime problems, just some more than others. So while I would also agree that “anything is possible” back there, be it drug related, assault, whatever, anything is certainly possible.

          People are so sensitive. Don’t always assume someone is trying to down you or an area. That certainly wasn’t my intent.

          • Anonymous on March 1, 2012 at 9:38 am

            ASK THE POLICE WHY HE DIDN’T CALL 911 THE NIGHT BEFORE WHEN HE SAW 2 PEOPLE OUT THERE & KEPT TELLING THEM IF HE CAME BACK HE WOULD TAKE THEM TO JAIL & WAS INFORMED THAT SHE COULDN’T MOVE THEN

        • Anonymous on March 1, 2012 at 9:36 am

          THAT IS NOT THE MOST DANGEROUS IN THE COUNTY

    • Anonymous on March 1, 2012 at 9:34 am

      SHE WAS A HUMANBEING. ANY NECK OF THE WOODS CAN BE ANYTHING POSSIBLE

  3. Truefacts on March 4, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    My heart goes out to winna. everyone who lives in the park isn’t a drug addict she was a nice lady that didn’t bother anyone.please have a little respect for the family. however I feel that what ever happen to her was foul play and its a sad situation and the end results will be the family will not be at peace because they will never find out what happen to her.if they do it will be the first in this county..