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NEWPORT, Del. (AP) - Authorities say they are investigating a suspicious death after a body was found in the Christina River.

Delaware State Police say the body of a male was reported floating near the Newport boat ramp Saturday morning. Emergency workers declared the person dead at the scene.

Forensic investigators are working to identify the person and his cause of death.

Police did not release any additional information.

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The body of that washed up on shore in Ocean City has been identified as that of 25 year old Michael West from Temple Hills, Maryland.

An autopsy is still pending.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that West had been reported missing in Prince George’s County according to an Ocean City official.

But they added that the resort officials were unaware of that.

His body was found in the ocean on Tuesday at around 4:20 p.m. near 127 Street by a local citizen who said they had seen something floating offshore.

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OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) - Police say a body has been discovered floating offshore in Ocean City.
Ocean City Police say in a statement that officers and beach patrol responded to a report of a body found Tuesday afternoon. Lifeguards recovered the body, which police say showed signs of having been in the water for a long time.
The body was a male, but police haven't specified whether it's a boy or adult.
An autopsy will be conducted on the body in the coming days.
Police say there currently aren't any known missing persons in the area.

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A body was pulled from the Choptank River near Cambridge yesterday morning.

And it may be that of a boater who has been missing since last November.

WBOC reports that the authorities say the body was found near Horn Point and will be sent to the medical examiner’s office for identification.

63-year old Edward Asvick from Easton went missing after his boat mysteriously showed up near Cambridge.

The Department of Natural Resources Police have been searching the Horn Point area since his disappearance.

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Authorities are investigating the death of 41-year Eric Rhatigan whose body was found on Wednesday.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that it was discovered in a field near Davis Wharf Road in Accomack County.

Rhatigan’s death is considered to be a homicide although the final determination of what caused his death is awaiting an autopsy.

The Washington Post reports that his brother died from a 1999 beating in Northern Virginia.

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The Salisbury Police have identified a body found in the Wicomico River as Richard Hitchens Jr.

He was found in the north prong.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that authorities are still trying to figure out how he got into the water.

Ron Holloway, owner of R.C. Holloway Company told the paper that one of his employees found the body around 8 a.m. yesterday and then called police.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Authorities say the death of a 24-year-old man found dead at the Port Mahon Pier in Dover has been ruled a homicide.

Delaware State Police said Friday in a statement that an autopsy determined Dontray Hendricks of Dover had been shot.

The State Police said previously that Hendricks was unresponsive when he was found at the fishing pier on Wednesday. State Police say specific details of the case are not being released in order not to jeopardize the investigation.

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SALISBURY, Md. (AP) - Salisbury Police are trying to identify a chemical that was found in the car and home of a man whose death authorities have called suspicious.

The department said in a news release that officers on patrol Monday saw a car parked next to an abandoned building.

Authorities say no one was in the car, but it appeared to be covered in a chemical that emitted a strong, noxious odor. Police say officers identified the car's owner and went to his home.

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The body of man in his thirties was found in Talbot
County near Easton yesterday.

The sheriff’s office says he was discovered by his family late yesterday morning.

The man’s car was discovered stuck in a field near the site where the body was found.

WBOC reports that at this point foul play is not suspected. 

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - Virginia Beach police say a body has been recovered from a lake behind an apartment complex.

Police spokeswoman Tonya Borman says the body of 24-year-old Javonn Darnell Young of Virginia Beach was found floating in the lake Monday behind the Carriage Hill Apartments.

Borman says the cause of Young's death is under investigation.

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FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Authorities say the body of a missing Bloxom man has been recovered from a car in the Rappahannock River.

Media outlets report that 80-year-old Howard Shrieves Jr.'s body was recovered Tuesday near the Fredericksburg City Dock. The Accomack County Sheriff's Office had reported Shrieves missing Thursday after he failed to arrive as expected in Pocomoke City, Maryland.

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Police found the body of a woman along the Pocomoke River on Saturday morning.

Authorities say police and other emergency personnel arrived on the scene at round 10:30 a.m.

It was at the end of Winter Quarters Drive off northbound Route 13 near the city golf course.

She has been identified as a 66-year old woman from Pocomoke City.

WBOC reports that her car was discovered later at Cypress Park.

The authorities say she had a history of mental illness and that there were no apparent signs of foul play.

The body of a man found in Somerset County has been identified as 22 year-old Damon Jennings of Baltimore.

His body was discovered in a ditch near the Seatick Road  in the Backbone Road area yesterday afternoon after being reported missing to the Baltimore Police Department.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that there were obvious signs of trauma to his body.

Jennings disappeared on October 15 and had not been seen since.

State investigators worked into the night in conjunction with Baltimore Police.

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HOCKESSIN, Del. (AP) - The New Castle County Police are investigating the death of a 55-year-old woman found at a Hockessin home.

Police say officers were called to Withers Way around 4 a.m. Wednesday after a 911 caller reported finding her mother dead.

About half an hour later, police say a man called 911 and claimed to be responsible for the woman's death. Officers responded to a home in another community where the man was arrested. Police say the man provided details about the incident that indicated he was involved and no other suspects are being sought.

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A woman’s body was discovered in a discount store parking lot at around 6 a.m. yesterday in New Castle.

The body found in Hares Corner is described by police as being in her early 20’s.

She was fully clothed.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that police say it appears the body was dumped in the parking lot near BJ's Wholesale Club Store at Airport Plaza Shopping Center.

The paper reports that the authorities did not say anything more about the condition of the body or whether there were any apparent injuries.

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) - State wildlife authorities have discovered the body of a missing swimmer in the Patapsco River.

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources says divers found the body of 22-year-old Bryan Estuardo Diaz in the waters below Bloede Dam Monday afternoon.

Police say Diaz went swimming in a prohibited area Sunday and disappeared shortly after 6 p.m. Maryland Natural Resources Police started searching the waters that evening, but police say attempts to recover his body before nightfall were unsuccessful.

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MIDDLETOWN, Del. (AP) - Delaware state police say a man's body has washed ashore at Augustine Beach.

Police say a person walking along the beach spotted the body on Sunday afternoon. State troopers and New Castle County paramedics were called to the scene.

Police say an autopsy will be conducted in an attempt to determine the cause and manner of death and to identify the man.

Augustine Beach is on Delaware Bay in the Middletown area.

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With the New Year bringing a host of resolutions, Delmarva Public Essasyist George Merrill says we should pay particular attention to the mind-body connection.

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BEAR, Del. (AP) - A man's body has been found along a walking trail in Bear.

Delaware State Police say a passerby found the body Thursday morning while walking along a trail near a wooded area.

Police have not determined the man's age or identity. His remains were being removed from the scene to be taken to a coroner's office, which will determine how he died and who he was.

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EAST NEW MARKET, Md. (AP) - Maryland State Police say they're investigating the suspicious death of an unidentified person whose decomposed remains were found in a shallow grave in Dorchester County.

Police say a hunter with a crop-damage permit found the remains Sunday in the woods near a soybean field in the rural community of East New Market. Investigators believe the person may have been dead less than six months.

They say the remains have been sent to state medical examiner's office in Baltimore for determination of gender, age, identity and cause and manner of death.

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MILLSBORO, Del. (AP) - Delaware State Police say the driver of a taxicab was found dead in his vehicle parked on the shoulder of a road in Millsboro.

Police say a passer-by called troopers and reported the suspicious taxicab around 10 p.m. Wednesday. Troopers found 45-year-old William Toomey of Millsboro dead inside the passenger compartment. Toomey was a driver employed by Delaware Beach Taxi.

Troopers say Toomey's death is a homicide. Police say they will not release the cause or manner of death to avoid compromising the investigation.

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MILLSBORO, Del. (AP) - State police say a man was found dead inside a taxicab parked on the shoulder of a road in Millsboro.

Police have classified the death as suspicious. The man's name hasn't been released.

Police say a passer-by called troopers and reported the suspicious taxicab around 10 p.m. Wednesday. Troopers found the man's body inside the passenger compartment.

An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause and manner of death.

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ELSMERE, Del. (AP) - Delaware State Police are investigating the death of a person whose body was found in a wooded area behind a store in Elsmere.

Troopers say a landscaper working behind BJ's Wholesale Club found the body about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Police say the age or gender of the partially clothed body could not be immediately determined.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy to identify the remains, and to determine the cause and manner of death.

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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.

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The man, whose body was recovered this morning from the east prong of the Wicomico River in Salisbury, has been identified as  25-year old Rodney Stevenson Jr.

Police say that he was taking a walk at around 9.30 a.m. this morning and somehow wound up in the river.

WBOC reports that police say soon thereafter someone spotted his body floating in the water west of the spillway near the pedestrian bridge in Salisbury Park.

At the scene police told reporters that there appeared to have been an injury to the back of his head.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Police in Anne Arundel County say they believe a woman whose body was found in a river near Annapolis took her own life.

The Anne Arundel County Police Department said Wednesday that evidence suggests the woman's death was a suicide. The woman's body was found in the South River near Harness Creek on Memorial Day.

Police did not identify the woman.

The final cause and manner of death still has to be determined by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Police in Anne Arundel County are investigating after a woman's body was found in a river near Annapolis.

Officials say the woman's body was found in the South River near Harness Creek. The body was discovered shortly before 7 p.m. Monday near the 3200 block of Harness Creek Road.

Police did not identify the woman.

A spokesman for the police department, Lt. Michael Brothers, says a criminal investigation is being conducted.

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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.

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STEVENSVILLE, Md. (AP) - A body found on the Kent Island shoreline has been identified as that of a Queen Anne's County woman who went missing earlier this month.

Robin L. Pope's body was found Saturday afternoon by a fisherman who alerted the police. The medical examiner's office in Baltimore confirmed the identification during an autopsy Sunday.

The cause and manner of death still aren't known.

The 51-year-old Stevensville woman was last seen on the night of March 1, when she stopped by the home she once shared with her husband to gather some belongings.