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Medical Examiner Ruled Ocean City Vacationers Death Accidental

Posted: 08/02/2017 19:14:00 -04:00 Updated:

OCEAN CITY, Md.- Medical Examiner ruled the cause of death behind the mysterious body buried on 2nd Street in Ocean City accidental.

 

Ocean City Police said Monday morning a beach goer spotted a hand sticking out of the sand near the 2nd Street beach area in Ocean City.

 

After hours of digging the body out of a hole, Police removed the body from the beach at around 4:15 that afternoon.

 

Police then released that the victim was 30-year-old Ashley O'Connor from Plano, Texas. O'Connor was said to be vacationing in Ocean City with her family.

 

On Wednesday, the Ocean City Police Department released that the medical examiner ruled the cause of death was accidental. They said O'Connor died by asphyxia due to suffocation.

 

Police also stated that during their investigation they found surveillance video that showed O'Connor walking onto the beach by herself at around 2 a.m. Monday morning.

 

After that video they said they cannot determine how O'Connor got into the hole she was found buried in.

 

The Town of Ocean City stressed that while O'Connors death might've been ruled accidental it does not mean the investigation is over.

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