Body of woman buried on beach, with arm above sand

Megan Raymond  The Daily Times  AP

A Plano woman found partially buried in the beach in Ocean City, Maryland, died of accidental suffocation after walking onto the beach alone, police said Wednesday.

A beachgoer in Ocean City discovered the woman's body in a hole mostly covered by sand Monday morning and alerted police.

Maryland's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will determine a cause and manner of death.

After that video they said they can not determine how O'Connor got into the hole she was found buried in.

Kro-Art disabled his business' live stream of the beach, out of respect, as crews spent the day working to process the scene and remove O'Connor's body.

The investigation is ongoing.

A toxicology report was pending, police said.

The details surrounding the death are unknown, but investigators believe she may have fallen into the hole.

"People just don't realize that in the case of a cave-in it happens suddenly, and anyone around you will have a terribly hard time digging you out", he said.

A GoFundMe campaign has been started to help with her grieving wife. "Thisgofundme is supported by Ashley's family and all funds will go directly to Janet". Anyone with information is asked to call policed at 410-723-6604.

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