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Police ID Body Found in Wicomico River

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The body of 43-year-old Thomas Richard Hitchens Jr was found Monday morning in the north prong of the Wicomico River. (Photo credit: Salisbury Police Department) The body of 43-year-old Thomas Richard Hitchens Jr was found Monday morning in the north prong of the Wicomico River. (Photo credit: Salisbury Police Department)

SALISBURY, Md.- Salisbury police have released the identity of a man whose body was found in the Wicomico River on Monday morning.

Police said the body of 43-year-old Thomas Richard Hitchens Jr., of Salisbury, was found in the north prong of the river along the 200 block of Mill Street around 8 a.m. Area businesses called 911 after they discovered the body while opening up their businesses for the day.

According to police, detectives are still working to determine how Hitchens entered the water. They said that at this time there are no obvious signs of trauma to indicate the cause of death. Police said the body will be taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to determine the cause and manner of death.

Police are asking for anyone who might have seen Hitchens in the area of the Wicomico River south of the Salisbury Parkway or in the Market Street Inn area from Saturday at 7 p.m. until Monday at 8 a.m. to contact the Salisbury Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at (410) 548-3113 or Crime Solvers at (410) 548-1776.

Police said at the time of his death, Hitchens was wearing black jeans, a short-sleeve blue and black button-up shirt and a black orthopedic medical boot on his right foot. Police described Hitchens as 5-foot-4 and 140 pounds.

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