Police identify body washed up on Annapolis beach Monday

WASHINGTON – Police have identified a body that washed up on a beach in Annapolis Monday morning.

A local resident found the body of Tyler Cordrey, 25, of Eden, Md.,on the beach near the Chesapeake Harbour Marina around 8 a.m., says Tammy Atkins, a spokeswoman for the Chesapeake Harbour Community Association.

Cordrey had been missing since Dec. 17 when a sailboat capsized near the Sandy Point lighthouse in the Chesapeake Bay.

Police from Anne Arundel County and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources investigated the scene, Atkins said. When found, Cordrey’s body had no identification on it.

The beach where the body was discovered is private, she says, and belongs to the community association.

WTOP’s Paul D. Shinkman and The Associated Press contributed to this report. Follow Paul and WTOP on Twitter.

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