A day after a missing young woman was found dead in Baltimore Harbor, police have released very little information about the circumstances of Savannah Payne’s disappearance and death.
As previously reported, the 26-year-old woman had gone out with friends Monday night in the Canton neighborhood to celebrate her birthday. She was separated fro the group at about 1:30 a.m., and her last confirmed sighting was on O’Donnell Street in Canton Square.
Multiple investigative agencies joined a search for Payne in the Inner Harbor on Wednesday, and police located her body on Thursday.
Baltimore Police still have not said what led them to believe Payne may have fallen into the water.
“As far as the investigation, I don’t feel it’s wrapped up,” Savannah’s father Jimmy Payne told CBS Baltimore. “We’re glad that Savannah was brought home to us, we’re thankful for the community for the outpouring of people from Canton, in the city.”
“There’s little information that’s confirmed, but there’s a lot of misinformation on Facebook, social media and so forth,” Jimmy Payne told the news station.
A Baltimore Police media relations officer told CrimeOnline on Friday that detectives believe Payne’s death was accidental.
“At this time we are still awaiting toxicology and autopsy results to determine Ms. Payne’s exact cause of death,” the spokesperson said.
CrimeOnline will provide further updates when more information is available.