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Police Ask For Help In Death Probe After Man's Body Found in Salisbury City Park

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The Salisbury City Park is shown Monday morning. (Photos: WBOC) The Salisbury City Park is shown Monday morning. (Photos: WBOC)
The coroner is shown at the scene of where a body was recovered from the east prong of the Wicomico River in the Salisbury City Park. (Photo: WBOC) The coroner is shown at the scene of where a body was recovered from the east prong of the Wicomico River in the Salisbury City Park. (Photo: WBOC)
SALISBURY, Md.- Police say they need the public's help in solving the death of a man whose body was recovered Monday morning from the east prong of the Wicomico River that flows through the Salisbury City Park.

The victim was identified as 25-year-old Rodney Elliott Stevenson Jr., of Salisbury.

Officers said that shortly after 9 a.m., they were called to the park to investigate a 9-1-1 report of a body in the water. When they arrived on the scene, the officers met with a witness who had observed Stevenson in the water near the spillway, which is close to the foot bridge located near Snow Hill Road and East Main Street. The witness said he had been walking in the park when he noticed the body in the water and then contacted 9-1-1. Officers located Stevenson's body and emergency personnel from the Salisbury Fire Department responded and recovered his body from the water.

According to police, the preliminary investigation revealed that at around 8:30 a.m., Stevenson had left his family home located on the 300 block of Ohio Avenue and was walking to a destination in the area of East Main Street and Mt. Hermon Road.
 
Police said a representative of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner responded to the scene and located an injury to Stevenson's head. Police said that while there are no signs of foul play associated with Stevenson's death, the investigation is ongoing. His body was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy.

Police are asking members of the public who may have been in the area of the foot bridge or the bandstand at around 9 a.m. Monday to contact the Salisbury Police Department Detective Division with additional information at (410) 548-3113. 
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