Two Months Later, No Details On Dead Body Found On OC Beach

Two Months Later, No Details On Dead Body Found On OC Beach
Ocean City authorities are pictured on the beach last October. Photo by Campos Media

OCEAN CITY – It’s been two months since a deceased body was recovered from the beach at 14th Street, but there are still few details about the identity of the victim or the cause of death.

Around 7:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 27, Ocean City Public Works crews, who were surveying the beach due to a recent oil spill in neighboring Delaware, reported discovering the deceased body of an adult male in the surf off 14th Street. Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) detectives with the Criminal Enforcement Division’s Major Crimes Unit responded to the scene and began an investigation at the scene to determine the identity of the victim and the circumstances surrounding his death.

Access to the beach in that area was closed off for hours while the investigation continued. The victim was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner later that afternoon for an autopsy, the results of which have not been made public. The victim was later identified, however, that information has also not been made public.

About The Author: Shawn Soper

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Shawn Soper has been with The Dispatch since 2000. He began as a staff writer covering various local government beats and general stories. His current positions include managing editor and sports editor. Growing up in Baltimore before moving to Ocean City full time three decades ago, Soper graduated from Loch Raven High School in 1981 and from Towson University in 1985 with degrees in mass communications with a journalism concentration and history.