Surfers discover man’s body on Assateague area beach


(April 18, 2104) Two surfers found the body of a man on the beach at Assateague Island National Seashore on Tuesday afternoon.

The surfers, from Baltimore, made the discovery at about 2:30 p.m. in the national park just north of the state park, said Chief Ranger Ted Morlock.

The name of the deceased was being withheld pending notification of next of kin, but Morlock said a vehicle registered to the man was found in the parking lot of Assateague State Park. The vehicle bore Georgia tags.

The case is being investigated as a possible suicide. Lt. Ed Schreier of the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office said a gun was found at the scene.

The man’s body was taken to the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Baltimore for an autopsy.

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