BOONSBORO, Md. (AP) — A Frederick County man and his 2-year-old son were found dead in an apparent murder-suicide along the Appalachian Trail in western Maryland early Friday, state police said.
The boy’s mother contacted Maryland State Police on Thursday night and reported her husband, Sean Thompson, and their son, Dawson, missing, police said in a news release. She told police that her husband picked up their son from her parents' home at 8:30 p.m. and said he was going hiking. She found his car parked in a lot along the trail in Boonsboro and told police she was concerned because her husband had been despondent lately.