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11:45 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Body Found in Woods Near Bear, Delaware

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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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8:01 am
Mon August 25, 2014

MD State Police Find Decomposing Body in Dorchester

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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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8:32 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Body in Taxi Identified and Ruled Homicide in Millsboro

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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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12:20 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Body Found Inside Taxicab in Millsboro

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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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10:05 am
Wed July 30, 2014

Body Found in Elsmere

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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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9:12 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Details of Body Found in Wicomico River at Salisbury City Park

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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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10:15 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Body Identified in Wicomico River in Salisbury City Park (Update 3)

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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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11:32 am
Wed May 28, 2014

Woman's Body Found in River Near Annapolis, Believed A Suicide

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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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7:59 am
Tue May 27, 2014

Body Found in River Near Annapolis

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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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8:27 am
Tue May 20, 2014

Body Found in Marydel Ditch

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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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8:57 am
Mon March 25, 2013

Robin Pope Identified as Body Found on Kent Island Shoreline

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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.

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