Monday, June 6, 2016

Salisbury Police Press Release On Death Investigation


PRESS RELEASE June 06, 2016 (3:15 p.m) (Death Investigation)

Salisbury Police Officers and Detectives are investigating the death of an adult male which occurred in the North prong of the Wicomico River today during the early morning hours.

On April 06, 2016, at approximately 8:00 a.m., Officers of the Salisbury Police Department responded to the 200 block of Mill Street, for a report of an adult male who was found deceased in the river. Area business employees called 911 after discovering the body as they opened their businesses for the day.

Further investigation revealed that the victim was found just north of Salisbury Parkway along the embankment. Detectives have identified the victim as 43 year old Thomas Richard Hitchens Jr. Detectives are still working to determine how the victim entered the water. At this time, there are no overt signs of trauma to indicate the cause of death. The body is being transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death. No further details are available at this time.

At the time of his death, Mr. Hitchens was wearing black jeans, a short sleeve blue and black button up shirt. Mr. Hitchens is 5’-04” tall, weighs 140 pounds and he was wearing a black orthopedic medical boot on his right foot. Detectives are requesting anyone who may have seen Mr. Hitchens walking in the area of the Wicomico River South of Salisbury Parkway or the Market Street Inn area, from Saturday June 04, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. until Monday June 06, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. to contact the Salisbury Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at (410)548-3113 or Crime Solvers (410)548-1776.

Victim

Thomas Richard Hitchens Jr, 43 years of age, Salisbury, MD 

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

They have the date wrong. It's not April. Smh

Anonymous said...

JT you better keep this topic up....you know it will be buried soon!!! Another unexplainable death in the City....

the truth hurts said...

1000% keep on them.

Anonymous said...

People do die without being murdered you know 5:45.They sometimes drown because of carelessness and even commit suicide.Not every death is going to be an unsolved homicide.

Anonymous said...

what happened to the guy that was CHASED into the river last year and drowned ??? NOTHING.

Anonymous said...

Until you wake up and see that crime is covered up, nothing will change. Ask DUNCAN about covering up crime and see what you get, she won't speak to you. At least the former chief told you the truth, like it or not.

Anonymous said...

5:45 didn't mention homicide....he said an unexplained death....read the damn comments!

Anonymous said...

why.wont jake day fire duncan.

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Anonymous said...

Why should Duncan be fired!

Anonymous said...

So sad. On another note, I have a question. There is a "Jennifer Albero" listed as an employee directory for the County (Solid Waste Division. Is this why JA loves Culver so much and is taking up the County employee's cause regarding raises and insurance costs?

Anonymous said...

Will you ask for records on this too?

Anonymous said...

Just leave the nursing homes alone.People die there every day & Barbara Duncan has nothing to do with it unless they were murdered.

Donald W. Shafer said...

Barbara Duncan covers up nursing home deaths all the time!! I've witnessed it!