Police say the man’s body that was found Tuesday in a wooded area on I-95 near Kingsville has been identified as that of Thomas J. Pope of the 3500 Block of Honeysuckle Ln, Middle River.
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy and has ruled Pope’s death a homicide.
Pope was reported missing to Baltimore County Police the day before his body was discovered.
It is being reported that Pope was indicted just last month for multiple drug charges including possession with intent to distribute narcotics, and possession of a large amount of narcotics. Investigators have not stated whether they think this is in any way related.
Police ask anyone with information to contact the state police JFK Highway Barrack at 410-537-1150 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP (1-866-756-2587)