ATC Statement

ATC Statement on Apparent Murder-Suicide on the A.T. in Maryland

June 11, 2021

This morning, the ATC was notified of a tragic incident on the A.T. Maryland State Police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide after the bodies of a father and his young son were found along the Trail in Washington County. The A.T. north of Route 40 has reopened after being briefly closed while investigators and crime scene technicians processed the scene. Our deepest sympathies go to the family and friends of the deceased. For more information, visit

Anyone with information about this crime is urged to contact the Frederick Barrack at 301-600-4151. The investigation is continuing.

Should you or someone you know be considering suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255).

Update: June 11, 2021, at 2 p.m. – The A.T. has officially reopened north of Route 40. The above post above has been edited to reflect this.