CUMBERLAND — Investigation into the death of a Frostburg man in the woods of Garrett County continues and investigators have yet to rule out any scenarios, a Maryland State Police spokesman said Tuesday. 

Alexander A. Stevens, 24, was found dead the morning of Jan. 4 on a logging road near Pine Swamp Road, not long after his girlfriend arrived at a nearby residence and called for medical assistance.

"The investigators are continuing to work the case, but it is progressing and the Garrett County State's Attorney's Office is being kept informed," Greg Shipley, the police spokesman, said Tuesday. 

"We are still not at the point where anything can be ruled out," he said.

Stevens and his 20-year-old unidentified girlfriend reportedly spent the night in the Savage River State Forest.

According to newly-released 911 records obtained by The Associated Press, the woman was found unclothed when authorities reached her, hours after she told a 911 dispatcher that she was lost all night after she and Stevens fell from High Rock overlook in the state forest. She said she eventually found a house and called 911. 

The 911 transcripts were obtained from the Garrett County emergency communications center through a Public Information Act request.

There was obvious trauma to Stevens' body when it was discovered, police said.

Investigators later said that Stevens' death was an "isolated situation" and there was no danger to the public.

Police said Stevens' girlfriend was hospitalized until recently. She reportedly has cooperated with detectives throughout the investigation.

The investigation is being led by the Maryland State Police Homicide Unit and the agency's criminal division and has included assistance by state police crime scene technicians and investigators from the Allegany County Combined Criminal Investigations Unit and Natural Resources Police.


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