Arrest made in case of body found in Prince George's County park

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A Greenbelt man has been arrested for the slaying of a North Carolina man whose body was found in Oxon Run Park, police said.

Brandon Anthony Battle, 26, is charged with first- and second-degree murder, Prince George's County police said. He was being held without bond Thursday afternoon.

On Monday morning, Maryland National-Capital Park Police found 20-year-old Salaam Adams, of Durham, N.C., suffering from a gunshot wound in the park. He was pronounced dead on the scene, police said.

A police spokeswoman said that she did not know what the relationship was between Adams and Battle, if any, and she did not know what the motive was for the killing.

njagoda@washingtonexaminer.com

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