Frederick Police said that 25-year-old Matthew Delash, of Woodsboro, was reported missing to the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office just a day before his body was found in the Monocacy River, near the bridge on Monocacy Boulevard.
Police added that there are no signs of foul play.
The office of the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office is still determining the cause of death.
“We consulted with the Department of Natural Resources Police, the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, based on the location and similarities in the case of another missing person,” said Lt. Clark Pennington, Criminal Investigations Division, Frederick Police Department.
Police were on the scene all Tuesday morning looking for answers and collecting evidence as 25-year-old Matthew Thomas Delash, of Woodsboro, was found dead in the Monocracy River.
Frederick Police were the first to respond on the scene and immediately removed the male body.
“The officer got on the scene, observed what he believed to be a person or a body inside the river, immediately entered the river and tried to assess the individual who was in the river. At that point, we removed them out, and the person was pronounced dead around 10:51 a.m.,” said Lieutenant Clark Pennington, Frederick Police Department.
Officials are still determining if the death was suspicious or if it was accidental. They added that Delash has been transported for an autopsy.
The Chief Medical Examiner’s Office is working with City Police and Department of Natural Resources while they continue this investigation.
“When we look at cause of manner, which is what were going to get from the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office, we’ll backtrack from there,” said Lt. Pennington.