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NRP Receives Notice Of Human Remains Found In Chesapeake Bay

Annapolis, Md. (June 20, 2011) – The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) were notified at 11:42 a.m., June 19, that a boater had discovered human remains in the Chesapeake Bay, south of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge in Anne Arundel County.

Units from NRP and the Coast Guard responded to the scene. The Coast Guard located the remains and turned them over to NRP. The remains have been sent to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for autopsy. Due to decomposition of the body; the age, gender or race of the victim could not be identified. NRP’s Special Operations Division is investigating the incident.

NRP responds to more than 3,000 maritime calls per year. These calls include over 300 boating accidents per year where 2/3 of the accidents result in damages of over $2,000 to the vessel and/or injuries to occupants that require medical treatment beyond first aid.

   June 20, 2011

Contact: Sgt. A.A. Windemuth
410-260-8003 office | 410-713-8449 cell

The Maryland Natural Resources Police is the enforcement arm of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). With an authorized strength of 247 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 a 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 11 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