3 Women Found Slain Near Wildlife Refuge

SUNDAY, JAN. 28, 1996

The bodies of three young women believed to be from Washington were found early Saturday on a rural road near a federal wildlife refuge. U.S. Park Police said the women were shot and appeared to have been hit by a vehicle.

The fully-clothed bodies, described as black women in their late teens or early 20s, were taken to the medical examiner’s office in Baltimore for autopsies, officials said. Their names were not released.

They were found about 20 miles northeast of Washington, D.C., next to the Patuxent National Wildlife Refuge.

Police say there are no known witnesses to the murders.

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