Woman's Body Found Behind Maryland Shopping Center

UPDATE: Police have confirmed the woman found dead is 21-year-old Dania Mendez de Guerra, who was reported missing. See the latest developments here.

A woman’s body was found behind a shopping center in Montgomery County, Maryland, on Friday afternoon.

Authorities received a 911 call about 3:30 p.m. about an unresponsive person behind a business at University Boulevard East and Elkin Street in Wheaton, police said.

First responders found the body next to a dumpster behind a CVS.

It's a busy area where people often cut through to get to a large apartment complex. 

The scene is two blocks from where a missing woman was last seen Tuesday just after midnight. Police said they're looking into the possibility that the missing person was the woman found dead.

An autopsy will be performed by the chief medical examiner’s office in Baltimore.

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