Death Of Woman Found On Ocean City Beach Ruled Accidental

Marie Harrington
August 4, 2017

The 30-year-old's body was removed from the sand in the resort town of Ocean City and will now be examined to determine the cause of death.

The woman was identified as Ashley O'Connor, who was vacationing at the beach in Ocean City with her family from Plano, Texas. She was discovered at about 6:30 a.m. Monday by early morning walkers along the beach, who notified the workers cleaning the area and they called the police. It is unclear if she fell into the hole accidentally or if she climbed into it on her own accord.

The investigation is ongoing at this time. Just O'Conner's hand and forearm were exposed above the sand when she was found.

The details surrounding the death are unknown, but investigators believe she may have fallen into the hole.

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"There are situations where the fun goes too far, and you're putting your children or your children are putting themselves in danger if the holes are too deep", Lee said. A few users speculated her death could have been a homicide.

"At this time, we don't think there were any suspicious circumstances surrounding this incident", Richard said.

A GoFundMe campaign has been started to help with her grieving wife.

Police are investigating. Anyone with information may contact Ocean City police at 410-723-6604.

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