UPDATED: Bone Found in Water Near West OC’s Stinky Beach Belongs to an Animal
UPDATED – Thursday – The results are back from the Maryland Medical Examiner’s office on a bone that was found in a barrel in the water off Stinky Beach in West Ocean City on Tuesday. Sheriff’s officials today reported that the bone found is that of an animal. It is NOT a human bone. Worcester County Sheriff’s officials say a couple walking in the surf at Stinky Beach stumbled over the deteriorating wooden barrel on Tuesday morning – they found parts of a woman’s shoe, pottery and what looked like a bone. Divers removed the remaining contents on Wednesday – finding only sand, clams and mussels, however shoulder bone of a deer was found near the barrel.
The Worcester County Sheriff’s office is investigating a suitcase found on the beach in West Ocean City. Sheriff’s officials tell WGMD that a couple wading in the water in the area known as ‘Stinky Beach’ and stumbled over what looked like a trunk in the water. They couldn’t haul it out of the water, but were able to open it and the couple found shoes, clothes and what look a bone. Maryland State Police and DNR Police are investigating as well – and they’re waiting on a Dive team to pull the trunk from the water.