Details of Body Found in Wicomico River at Salisbury City Park

Jun 17, 2014

Credit Don Rush

Salisbury police officers and fire crews yesterday pulled the body of 25 year-old Rodney Stevenson Junior from the Wicomico River’s eastern prong that runs through the Salisbury City Park.

Police Chief Barbara Duncan told reporters that his family had last seen him leave his Ohio Avenue home at around 8:30 a.m. yesterday.

She said a 911 call came in at round 9 o’clock that said a body had been seen floating in the water.

Duncan said Stevenson was going to a location on East Main Street…but did not specify where.

She added that it did not involve criminal activity.

Brian Webb told the Salisbury Daily Times that he was walking through the area when he spotted a body floating face down in the water with a shoe spinning nearby. 

And that’s when he called 911. 

Duncan said there is no indication of foul play but said that the body will be taken to Baltimore for an autopsy at the Office of the chief Medical Examiner.