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Charles County – Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) continue to investigate the death of two Woodbridge, Va. men after their bodies were recovered from the Potomac River north of the Governor Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge.
The search for Juan C. Lopez, 35, and Jose Alexander, 33, both of Woodbridge, Va. started around 6:30 p.m. Sunday evening, July 13 after the two were reported overdue from a fishing trip on the river. Lopez and Alexander had launched a canoe from Wayside Park on the Virginia side of the river.
Alexander’s body was recovered Monday morning at 11:23 a.m. by NRP and the U.S. Coast Guard. Lopez’s body was recovered by the Charles County Dive Team that same day at 2:59 p.m. Neither men were wearing life jackets. Their bodies were transported to Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy.
Numerous Charles County Fire Departments, Charles County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland Transportation Authority Police, Maryland State Police, Virginia Marine Police and the U.S. Coast Guard assisted NRP with the incident.
Charles County – Maryland Natural Resources Police continue to investigate the death of an Indian Head man after his body was recovered from the Potomac River near Hallowing Point, Va.
The body of Stanley J. Langley, 51, of Indian Head was recovered by Charles County Fire Department vessels Wednesday, July 16 at 12:35 p.m. Langley’s body was transported to Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy.
The search for Langley started around 11 p.m. Monday night, July 14 after he was reported overdue from a fishing trip on the river. Langley had launched his 17-foot motor vessel from the Marshall Hall boat ramp earlier that day and was fishing alone. He was not wearing a life jacket.
Charles County Fire Departments, Charles County Sheriff’s Office, Prince George’s County Fire Departments, Prince George’s County Police Department, Virginia Fire Departments, U.S. Park Police and the U.S. Coast Guard assisted NRP with the incident.
Queen Anne’s County – Maryland Natural Resources Police continue to investigate the death of a Baltimore man after his body was recovered from the Chester River near Love Point.
The body of Mathew J. Mohr, 35, of Baltimore was located by Anne Arundel County Police Department Aviation and recovered by NRP Tuesday, July 15 at 11:40 a.m. Mohr’s body was transported to Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy.
The search for Mohr started around 6 p.m. Sunday evening, July 13 after he and his three passengers were returning from the Kent Narrows area. The four decided to stop the 26-foot motor vessel and go for a swim before returning to Baltimore. Mohr disappeared from the surface of the water. He was not wearing a life jacket.
Queen Anne County Volunteer Fire Departments, Anne Arundel County Fire and Police Departments, Maryland State Police and the U.S. Coast Guard assisted NRP with the incident.
July 17, 2008
Contact: Sgt. Ken Turner
410-260-8003 office I 443-534-5598 cell
The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) is the enforcement arm of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). With an authorized strength of 280 officers and a dedicated staff of civilian and volunteer personnel, the NRP provide a variety of services in addition to conservation and boating law enforcement duties throughout the State of Maryland. These services include homeland security, search and rescue, emergency medical services, education, information and communications services on a round the clock basis. NRP is the only police force aside from the Maryland State Police that has statewide jurisdiction.
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages nearly one-half million acres of public lands and 17,000 miles of waterways, along with Maryland's forests, fisheries and wildlife for maximum environmental, economic and quality of life benefits. A national leader in land conservation, DNR-managed parks and natural, historic and cultural resources attract 12 million visitors annually. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland's effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state's number one environmental priority. Learn more at www.dnr.maryland.gov