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The body of a man who was found with his kayak on the Broadkill River has been identified as 62-year-old Dan Cochran IV of Lewes.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that a couple came across his kayak and his body in the early afternoon of October 28th.

Cochran was recovered by the Lewes Fire Department and his body was turned over to state authorities for an autopsy.

The accident is now under investigation by the Delaware Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Emergency personnel in Delaware say a man has been found dead after going missing from a fishing pier.

The News Journal reports the Little Creek Volunteer Fire Company sent a rescue boat out around 5 a.m. Sunday to help a 30-year-old man who went missing near the Port Mahon Fishing Pier.

Authorities say his body was found by a family member walking the shoreline.

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Police in Lewes has found the body of a man who they say appears to a 55-year-old resident who has been reported missing.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that it was found in the woods just south of the Lewes Dog Park on Sunday.

Police say the missing man walked away from his home and did not return.

Authorities add that they have not yet confirmed that the body is that of the missing man.

His name is being withheld until notification of his family.

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The body of 30-year-old Ashley O’Connor of Texas was discovered in a hole on an Ocean City beach.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the resort’s police department was notified that a body near Second Street had been found around 6:30 a.m. yesterday.

The paper reports that that O’Connor apparently got separated from her family earlier in the morning.

Authorities say her death appears to be accidental but they have not ruled anything out.

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NEWARK, Del. (AP) - Authorities believe a passing train killed a man found on an Amtrak rail line in Delaware.

Newark police Lt. Fred Nelson says the body was found Wednesday at around 9:30 a.m. at Farm Lane and South Chapel Street. The person's identity has not been released.

The News Journal of Wilmington reports an initial investigation led police to believe the person was killed by the train, so the case was given to Amtrak police.

Amtrak police couldn't be reached for a comment.

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The body of a man who has been missing since Sunday in the Delaware River has been found.   

The Wilmington News Journal reports that he was discovered around 10 p.m. last night but his name has not been released.

The paper reports he had been with another man. Both were thrown into the water after their 12-foot boat capsized.

The other man was quickly recovered.

Neither are reported to have been wearing life jackets.

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The body of a fisherman who went missing after his boat sank three months ago has been recovered in Virginia.

Maryland Natural Resources Police say the body of 52-year-old Roger Grissom washed up on Virginia's eastern shore in Accomack County, roughly 62 miles from where his boat sank on Nov. 19. Grissom was with three other fishermen participating in a competition near West Point Beach when their boat capsized.

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An arrest has been made in the case of a body that was found in Fruitland.

After receiving a call about a homicide a body was dug up along South Division Street.

47 year-old Douglas Harlow has been arrest and charged with second degree murder and first degree assault among other counts.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the Maryland State Police took Harlow into custody at 10 p.m. last night.

Authorities dug up a shallow grave where they found the victim who has not yet been identified by authorities pending the notification of relatives.

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Maryland State Police are investigating – what is believed to be – the remains of a body found in a shallow grave in Fruitland.

WBOC reports that neither the identity nor the gender has been made available.

The state police said that Fruitland Police Department was contacted about a possible burial site off the 100 block of South Division Street.

The television station reports that a call came into the Fruitland Police Department around 8 p.m. last night from a concerned citizen about a homicide that occurred around 9 months ago.

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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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