Police: Texas Woman’s Body Found In Hole In Sand On Maryland Beach

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — Police say the body of a 30-year-old woman has been found on a Maryland beach.

Local news outlets report that Ocean City police were notified about the body Monday morning after beachgoers discovered it in a hole in the sand. City communications manager Jessica Waters says the remains have been identified as belonging to Plano, Texas resident Ashley O’Connor.

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Waters says O’Connor got separated from her family around 2 a.m. and that her death appears to be accidental, although they have not yet ruled out anything.

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City officials say the body was removed from the sand around 4:15 p.m. and that state police crime scene technicians assisted Ocean City police’s Forensics Services Unit. Maryland’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will determine a cause and manner of death.

(Copyright 2017 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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