Woodsboro Man’s Body Found In Monocacy River

He was pronounced dead at the scene.



Frederick, Md (KM). Frederick Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a body found Tuesday morning in the Monocacy River near the former Wal Mart off of Route 26. .

Lt. Clark Pennington says at around 10:30 AM, an individual spotted a person in the river at 1801 Monocacy Boulevard near the bridge, and called 911. Police responded to the scene. “The officer got on the scene, and observed what he believed was a person or a body inside the river. Immediately entered the river, tried to assess the individual in the river. At that point, we removed them out, and the person was ultimately pronounced dead at 10:51,” says Lt. Pennington.

Police identify the victim as Matthew Thomas Delash, 25, of Woodsboro. He had been reported missing by the Sheriff’s Office on Monday, February 27th.

Pennington says Delash’s body was taken to the Maryland State Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.

Anyone who has additional information which could help in the investigation is asked to call Frederick Police at 301-600-2102. They can also remain anonymous and call the Crime Tip Line at 301-600-TIPS {8477}. They can send a text message to 240-674-TIPS {8477}, or  an e-mail to [email protected].


By Kevin McManus