The bodies of a teen-aged youth and a boy, at least one apparently stabbed to death, were found late yesterday by joggers in a wooded area at the edge of the Fort Meade Army base northeast of Washington, authorities reported.
Neither of the two were immediately identified. Authorities said the boy seemed to be between 4 and 6 years old. His throat apparently had been cut, according to Capt. James L. Meli, a spokesman for the base.
The youth apparently, was between 14 and 16 years old, Meli said. The nature of his wounds was not immediately known, according to the spokesman.
No weapons were found at the scene, near the northwestern edge of the base, Meli said. He said authorities theorized that the bodies may have been dumped at the base after being brought from some distance away.
The bodies, both fully clothed and no more than 20 yards apart, apparently had been brought to the base relatively recently, Meli said, noting that no signs of decomposition were apparent.
He said one of the bodies lay just within the boundaries of the base while the other was found at the border, in Anne Arundel County.
The deaths were under investigation last night by the Military Police, Army Criminal Investigation Division, the FBI and Anne Arundel police.