Charles County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating the death of Lana Woo Hiland, 34, of Waldorf who was found deceased on Sunday, Sept. 18 inside a hotel room in Waldorf. Hiland had been reported missing on Sept. 16 from her home. At the time Hiland was reported missing, family members indicated she needed medical attention. An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause and manner of death. Anyone with additional information is asked to call Det. J. Feldman at 301-609-6474. The investigation is continuing.

Charles County Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest or indictment of a person responsible for a crime in Charles County. Anyone with information about an unsolved crime or the location of a fugitive may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS, texting CHARLES + the tip to CRIMES (274637) or submitting tips online at All individuals who provide tips through Crime Solvers will remain anonymous. Learn more at the CCSO’s website.

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is a full-service law enforcement agency comprised of more than 600 police, corrections and civilian personnel responsible for protecting more than 150,000 residents. The CCSO was accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) in 2001 and has been designated as a CALEA Gold Standard of Excellence agency since 2011. Established in 1658, the CCSO is one of the oldest law enforcement agencies in the United States. For more information, visit