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The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a woman found Tuesday night in a Waldorf lake.
Officers were dispatched at 11:35 p.m. March 11 to Keepsake Place in Waldorf after someone reported a possible drowning.
Police reported that a 34-year-old woman, later identified as Elizabeth Romaine Mitchell, left her home on Keepsake Place in the Wakefield neighborhood earlier that evening and, after a period of not hearing from her, the woman’s friend went to look for her. The friend saw some of the woman’s personal belongings by the lake, and then he spotted her in the water, according to information from the sheriff’s office.
Officers reported that the friend pulled her out of the water and called 911.
The woman was taken to the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center in La Plata where she was pronounced dead, officers reported.
“There is some additional information we cannot reveal at this point, but for now it does not appear foul play is suspected,” said Diane Richardson, sheriff’s office spokeswoman.
Richardson said the death investigation is continuing.
earlier Tuesday evening, sheriff’s officers were called to the Wakefield neighborhood for the report of a robbery.
Police do not believe that the incidents are related.
Police reported that a man had parked his 2013 Honda Civic on King James Place in Waldorf, and he and a friend got out and walked on a path toward a residence at about 9:30 p.m. The men told police that while they were walking, two men wearing masks approached them. One of the masked men pulled a gun and demanded wallets and keys.
The two victims complied, and the men ran away, got in the victim’s car and drove off.
Police searched the neighborhood and while conducting their search made contact with a man who said he also had been robbed at gunpoint Tuesday night on Harford Court in Waldorf. The man’s description of the suspects matched the description given by the two victims.
Officers are continuing the investigation.
The sheriff’s office has increased patrols in the Wakefield neighborhood, Richardson said.
Anyone with information about the robberies is asked to call 301-609-6491.