(Nov. 6, 2020) Ocean City police have identified the man who was found washed ashore last Tuesday, but will wait on a medical report before disclosing his identity. 

“The investigation is still active and ongoing at this point,” said Ashley Miller, police deputy communications manager. 

“We have identified the individual. The identification is not available for release at this time. We are working closely with the Chief Medical Examiner Office and waiting for their report.”

According to police, public works crews were out on the beach at 14th Street Tuesday morning to survey the area for tar balls, or congealed oil blobs. 

The blobs stemmed from an oil spill that occurred off the coast of Delaware two weeks ago. 

As the crew combed the area, an employee spotted the body and reported it to police. 

Police closed the entrance to the beach for roughly three hours to investigate the incident before removing the body around 10:30 a.m.

Josh covers everything Ocean City government and crime. He graduated from the University of Richmond in 2019 with a B.A. in French and Journalism.

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