BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD. (THECOUNT) — A body found in a waterway in Baltimore County Thursday has been identified as missing Maryland woman, Tara Savannah Payne.

Payne, 26, went missing sometime early Tuesday morning after a night out with friends.


The discovery of the body was made in the water near the 1200 block of Dockside Circle near the Lighthouse Canton Thursday afternoon.

Payne ws celebrating her birthday with a group of friends Monday night when she was reported missing early Tuesday morning. She was last seen along O’Donnell Street in Canton Square.

A cause of death was not provided by officials.

Anyone with possible information on the case is urged to contact the Southeast District’s Missing Person Unit at 410-396-2422 or simply dial 911. Those who wish to remain anonymous can utilize the Metro Crime Stoppers tip line, at 1-866-7LOCKUP. You can also submit an online text tip by visiting the Metro Crime Stoppers website.


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