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Police: Death of Woman Found On OC Beach Ruled Accidental

Posted: 07/31/2017 10:19:00 -04:00 Updated:
Ocean City police at 2nd Street and the beach after a body was found there on Monday morning. (Photo: WBOC) Ocean City police at 2nd Street and the beach after a body was found there on Monday morning. (Photo: WBOC)
OCEAN CITY, Md.-  Ocean City police say the death of a woman whose body was found Monday morning on the beach has been ruled accidental. 
 
The victim, Ashley O’Connor, 30, of Plano, Texas, was found on the beach in the early morning hours in the area of 2nd Street.
 

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has ruled the death to be accidental caused by asphyxia due to suffocation.

Police said the preliminary investigation revealed that O’Connor walked onto the beach alone at approximately 2 a.m. and was later discovered in a hole covered by sand. It remains to be determined at this time if O’Connor fell into the hole or climbed in on her own accord, according to investigators.

A portion of the beach was closed on Monday as the Ocean City Police Forensic Services Unit worked to recover the body from the sand with assistance from Maryland State Police crime scene technicians. The body was removed at approximately 4:15 p.m. and the beach was open to the public at approximately 5 p.m.

The investigation is ongoing.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ocean City Police Department Major Crimes Unit at 410-723-6604. 

 
(Photo: WBOC)
 
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