Maryland State Police investigate death in Salisbury as ‘suspicious’

A man found unresponsive in his home in his home on the Eastern Shore in Maryland is being investigated as a “suspicious death.”

Maryland State Police said David W. Pfeffer, 57, of Salisbury, was pronounced dead on the scene after receiving a call from his neighbor in the 1600 block of St. Lukes Road around 9 a.m. on Saturday morning.



The call was for a cardiac arrest, police said. When deputies from the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office arrived, they found Pfeffer lying on the ground outside of his home.

The sheriff’s office requested the Maryland State Police Homicide Unit to lead in the investigation.

The Maryland State Police said nivestigators found signs of “obvious trauma” on Pfeffer’s body. His body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death, police said.

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Valerie Bonk

Valerie Bonk started working at WTOP in 2016 and has lived in Howard County, Maryland, her entire life. She's thrilled to be a reporter for WTOP telling stories on air. She works as both a television and radio reporter in the Maryland and D.C. areas. 

This article was written by WTOP’s news partners at Maryland Matters and republished with permission. Sign up for Maryland Matters’ free email subscription today.

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