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Man Found Dead on Boat in Grasonville

Grasonville, Md. (June 26, 2012) – On June 25, at around 10 a.m., Natural Resources Police (NRP) responded to a call reporting a dead man on a boat docked at the Mears Point Marina in Grasonville.

Officers arrived on the scene and found Carter W. Stewart, 54, of Grasonville, dead in the boat’s cabin. His body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner’s in Baltimore for autopsy. The cause of death is unknown at this time. Foul play is not suspected, however, NRP Special Operations Division, along with forensic investigators, are continuing the investigation.

   June 26, 2012

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, maritime and 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.

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