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Maryland State Police Investigate Pocomoke City Murder

The search for a missing woman in Pocomoke City, Maryland has now resulted in a murder investigation for the Maryland State Police.

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The Maryland State Police (MSP) are currently investigating the murder of a woman found on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, in Pocomoke City, Worcester County, Maryland.

The deceased has been identified as Lesa Renee White, 48, of Atlantic, Virginia. Investigators discovered her on Wednesday night in a residence in the 1400 block of Snow Hill Lane in Pocomoke City, Maryland. Maryland State Police Homicide Unit investigators were asked to assume the Pocomoke City Murder investigation.

Family members reported White missing to the Pocomoke Police Department on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. According to a preliminary investigation, she was last seen earlier that day in Pocomoke City, Maryland. Her body is being taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy.

Investigators are attempting to identify suspects and are following leads in this case.

Update 2:40 PM on 1/7/2021

Police have announced that they are looking for 52-year-old, William Edward Strand of Pocomoke, Maryland as a person of interest in this case. Strand was last seen driving a 2014 Chevy Malibu with the Maryland tag No. 5DP3127.

Anyone who has any information on Strand’s whereabouts, or on this case, is urged to contact Maryland State Police at 202-510-2847.