body found

Blue tarp is set up near where a body was found at Monocacy Village Park in Frederick on Nov. 22.

A passer-by found a Frederick man dead Saturday afternoon in the creek at Monocacy Village Park, according to Frederick police.

Police were on the scene at 409 Delaware Road after the 911 call came in at about 1:30 p.m. First responders found William Michael Lee, 30, in the water, according to a news release. Police did not release a cause of death. An autopsy is planned by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore.

"We're running this as a death investigation," Frederick police Lt. Clark Pennington said. 

Investigators are unsure how long the body was in the water.

Police placed a bright blue tarp over the body and closed off part of Delaware Road with yellow caution tape for a few hours while awaiting the medical examiner's arrival. 

Passers-by, including Frederick Mayor Randy McClement, asked the police about the situation, but few details were made public Saturday. 

The body was removed from the scene at about 4 p.m.

The park is owned by the city of Frederick.

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Can we please show some respect. This young man was someones son, brother, father, cousin, nephew, and friend. Show his family some respect. Their hearts are broken right now. They have lost a loved one. They are going through a lot. My prayers and thoughts go out to them. [sad]


XYZ oh oh not U.[beam][wink][smile]


woody/pres/tex, maybe?

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