Troopers Conducting Death Investigation After Body Found North of Indian River Inlet

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Location:
Atlantic Ocean, north of Indian River Inlet, Rehoboth Beach, DE

Date of Occurrence:
Friday July 5, 2013 at approximately 10:12 a.m.

Resume:
Rehoboth Beach, DE– Troopers are conducting a death investigation after a body was discovered floating in the ocean this morning.

At approximately 10:12 a.m. a boater traveling north of the Indian River inlet discovered a body floating in the water. Troopers, along with Department of Natural Resources Fish and Wildlife Officers responded to the area where the body was secured and brought back to the U.S. Coast Guard Station.

The body was then turned over to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, where an autopsy will be performed in order to determine the deceased’s identity, and cause and manner of death.