Man found in Choptank River was homicide victim

Police say 71-year-old had multiple injuries

July 26, 2011|Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun

The state medical examiner's office has determined that a 71-year old Denton man whose body was found floating in the Choptank River Sunday was the victim of a homicide.

An autopsy was conducted Monday.

Police said that Louis R. Nichols, of the 300 block of South Fourth St., sustained multiple injuries. But the cause of Nichols' death has not been made public because police fear that the information might compromise their investigation.

Nichols' body was found not far from the former Route 404 bridge near Denton around 11 a.m. Sunday. He was last seen alive around 10 p.m. Saturday when he left a friend's home in Ridgely, police said.

Anyone with information about Nichols' death or anyone who saw him late Saturday or early Sunday is asked to call Maryland State Police at the Easton Barrack (410-822-3101).

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