Body Found in Marydel Ditch

May 20, 2014

Downtown Marydel
Credit Don Rush

MARYDEL, Del. (AP) - Delaware State Police are investigating the death of a Dover man whose body was found in a roadside ditch near Marydel.

Troopers were called to Sandy Bend Road on Monday morning for a report of a body in a ditch and police say they found the body of 30-year-old Timothy Ashley. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say there was no immediately apparent cause of death and Ashley's body has been turned over to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy.