Plano woman found dead, buried in sand at Maryland beach

Katrina Barker
August 4, 2017

Police also stated that during their investigation they found surveillance video that showed O'Connor walking onto the beach by herself at around 2 a.m. Monday morning.

Captain Butch Arbin oversees the training of the Ocean City Beach Patrol that enforces the rule, which Waters called straightforward.

O'Connor, an artist from Plano, was vacationing with her family, who said they last saw her on Monday at around 2:30 a.m., ABC reports. Several hours later, a beachgoer discovered the woman's body. Her cause of death is officially listed as "asphyxia due to suffocation".

It is unclear if she fell into the hole dug earlier in the day or climbed into it on her own. Her death was ruled accidental. What happens is that you dig down and it seems like it'll stay there, but then suddenly it'll cave in.

O'Connor was found partially buried with just an arm showing above the sand, police said.

Meanwhile, social media users expressed their condolences to Ashley's family and posted sympathetic messages on Twitter.

O'Connor's body was found around 6 a.m. Monday by other beachgoers.

O'Connor was recently married and had just established a painting business with her wife, Janet, according to a GoFundMe page established to help with funeral costs.

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