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Police ID Body Found in Salisbury Retention Pond

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This retention pond at Trooper Way in Salisbury is where police recovered the body of 85-year-old Evelyn Fleetwood. Foul play is not suspected at this time. (Photo: WBOC) This retention pond at Trooper Way in Salisbury is where police recovered the body of 85-year-old Evelyn Fleetwood. Foul play is not suspected at this time. (Photo: WBOC)

SALISBURY, Md.- Police have identified an elderly woman who body was found Tuesday night in a retention pond on Salisbury's north side.

The victim was identified as 85-year-old Evelyn Fleetwood. A caller notified police about the body at around 7:30 p.m. When officers arrived on the scene they said they found Fleetwood's body in the pond located at Trooper's Way.

At this time, police do not suspect any foul play and believe it was an unattended death. An autopsy was ordered as is regular procedure and those results are pending. 

Edith Taylor of Salisbury said she was Fleetwood's best friend and she will be sorely missed.

"She was a wonderful person.  She was a good Christian.  She loved everybody, I think.  She told everybody what she was thinking.  She told it to your face.  And I don't know, she was just wonderful and I loved her."

Taylor said she went looking for Fleetwood when nobody could get a hold of her.

"We went back over and I said, 'She can't be in the pond.'  But that's where she was.  She fell in working with her flowers.  She loved flowers."

Taylor said she will tell stories about Fleetwood for years and will never forget the impact she had on her and the rest of the people she came in contact with.

"Well I told people who nice of a person she was and how much I thought of her and around this neighborhood you don't have to because people know her too well."

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