Anne Arundel County investigating after man's body found

LOTHIAN, Md. (AP) -- Authorities in Anne Arundel County say they're investigating after the body of a 21-year-old man was found in a wooded area in Lothian.

The Anne Arundel County Police Department says the death of Joseph Steven Gibbons of Churchton is being investigated as a homicide. Police say Gibbons' body was found Friday evening in a wooded area near Margarita Street and Tequila Straight Drive.

Police say Gibbons had suffered obvious trauma to his body and was pronounced dead at the scene. His body has been taken to the medical examiner's office for an autopsy to determine his cause of death.