The above map shows Charles County split up into designated sections where volunteers are trying to determine the homeless population.

Bryans Road, MD – When LifeStyles of Maryland Inc. began its Point in Time Homeless survey of the homeless population Wednesday, Jan. 27, their greatest fear was that there were people they had not been able to shelter during the recent blizzard caught out in the storm.

Wednesday afternoon, their greatest fears came true when a survey team discovered a deceased person at one of many known camps in Charles County.

“One of our teams went out and found a dead person,” LifeStyles Executive Director Sandy Washington told

Washington said the body was found in the Bryans Road area of the county.

She added that no details could be provided until the person’s next of kin was contacted and said the authorities were notified.

“This was somebody that was known to us,” Washington said. “We went out to the site before the storm started, but no one was there. Obviously, they came back to the camp.”

Two homeless people were found dead at their campsite in La Plata back in October 2015.

Washington was hoping there wouldn’t be more discoveries as the survey continues but admitted it was possible.

“This is the hard part,” she said.

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Diane Richardson confirmed that an officer was on the scene in the 29000 block of Marshall Hall Road behind a shopping center in Bryans Road.

Richardson said the body was found around 1:30 p.m., and could not confirm at this time whether it was male or female.

More details will be forthcoming as they are made available.

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