Clear Spring, MD – Maryland State Police are investigating the death of a man found in a wooded
area near the highway in Washington County.
The deceased is identified as Bryan Patrick Harley, 38, of Hagerstown, Maryland. Harley was
reported as a missing person to the Hagerstown City Police Department. Attending physicians for the
Office of the Chief Medical Examiner noted no signs of trauma or obvious indications of foul play.
Cause and manner of death is pending the results of an autopsy.
Shortly before 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 8, 2022, state troopers were notified by three juveniles of
a body lying in a wooded area near Maryland Route 69 and I-70 in Clear Spring, Maryland.
Investigators from the Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division Western Region and
Homicide Unit immediately responded to the scene. Crime scene technicians from the Forensic
Sciences Division also responded to process the scene for evidence.
Tattoos on the body led investigators to believe the deceased was a person reported missing from
Hagerstown, Maryland in January earlier this year. Police from the Hagerstown City Police
Department indicated the missing person, later identified as Harley, was last seen in the Clear Spring
area a few days before being reported as missing.