Two Washington area men were shot to death in rural St. Mary's County early yesterday morning and their bodies dumped from a stolen car into a water-filled ditch alongside Route 249, St. Mary's County Sheriff Joseph L. Somerville reported.

A beige, 1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme stolen from the National Car Rental parking lot at National Airport on June 23 and believed used in the murders was found abandoned eight miles away from the location of the bodies, Somerville said.

Police have no motives and no suspects in the case, according to Somerville.

According to Somerville, residents of St. George's Island at the southern tip of Maryland heard gunshots at 3:30 a.m. Saturday morning. The bodies of the two victims were found at 6:30 the next morning, he said.

The bodies were found 150 feet apart in a ditch adjacent to route 249, the main highway on the island.

The victims were believed to have attended a soul concert the previous evening at the Take It Easy pavilion, where music events are often staged, Somerville said.

The name of the only identified victim was being withheld pending notification of relatives, he added. Police from the District of Columbia. Prince George's and Charles counties were aiding in the investigation, Somerville said.