Body Found in Prince George's County Well

Alexandria investigators looking for Lenny Harris respond to report

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    Investigators continued the meticulous process today of trying to remove a body from a well in Fort Washington, Md.

    A large police presence -- including investigators from Alexandria, Va. -- responded to a report of a body in a well in Prince George’s County, Md., Thursday afternoon.

    A body was found in the 20-foot well behind an apparently abandoned home in the 11900 block of Old Fort Road following an anonymous tip just after noon, News4's Jackie Bensen reported. Authorities confirmed the human body with a camera sent down the well, but age, sex and race of the person are undetermined.

    The recovery of the body will be a challenge, said Julie Parker, of Prince George's County police. They need to excavate around the well and and trying to prevent against a well collapse. They also must determine if any underground utilities are near the well.

    Crews Attempting to Extract Body From Well

    [DC] Crews Attempting to Extract Body From Well
    A body was found at the bottom of a well in Pr. George's County, but crews are encountering difficulties extracting the body. Tracee Wilkins reports.

    Excavation will begin Saturday after sunrise. Authorities expect to have the body removed from the well by Sunday evening.

    Homicide investigators went to the scene, but so far it remains a death investigation in its early stages.

    Body Found in Well in Prince George's County

    [DC] Body Found in Well in Prince George's County
    Police are working to identify a body found deep in a well in a rural part of Prince George's County. There is also speculation that the body could be that of a missing activist from Alexandria. Jackie Bensen reports.

    Investigators from Alexandria, where community activist Lenwood “Lenny” Harris disappeared, went to the scene, Bensen reported. After he disappeared in September, Harris’s phone was found on the Wilson Bridge, not far from the well. His car was found abandoned in October in Prince George’s County.

    Police suspect foul play in the disappearance of Harris. Surveillance cameras show someone using his credit card since his disappearance.

    Harris was known as an advocate for the underprivileged. He was a regular at recreation centers where he would help find tutors for children.

    He was last seen at an Alexandria recreation center the evening of Sept. 21.

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