BALTIMORE — The body of a 25-year-old man with Delaware ties was found in water near the Inner Harbor of Baltimore on Friday, authorities said.
Baltimore police said there were no signs of foul play, and the family of Elbridge "Ridge" Murray said he died from injuries occurring in an accident.
The cause and manner of death will be determined via an autopsy by the Maryland Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Baltimore police spokeswoman Detective Niki Fennoy said Monday.
A 2014 Indian River High School graduate, Mr. Murray was the son of Dana and Bennett Murray, both employees of the Indian River School District.
At Monday night’s IRSD school board meeting, board president Rodney Layfield asked for a moment of silence for members of the district whose family had lost a loved one.
At the conclusion of the meeting, IRSD Superintendent Dr. Jay Owens spoke on behalf of a school district in mourning.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Murray family. We are heartbroken by what we have learned. We’re supporting the family as best we can," he said. "It’s a tragedy, and we’re trying (to) work through that right now.”
On Saturday, Mr. Murray’s family posted a message on the IRSD Facebook page that read:
“The Murray family would like to express our gratitude for all the love and support shown us during this difficult time.
“Our hearts are broken as we have learned that Ridge has passed away from injuries sustained in an accident. We would like to ask that you give our family some time to process all of this & understand if we do not respond to calls or texts in an immediate fashion.
“Please know that we appreciate the outpouring of love and support and we would ask that you continue to lift us up in prayer.”
Mr. Murray’s body was located in the water next to the 200 block of Aliceanna Street in the Fells Point area, Detective Fennoy said.
He was reported missing Thursday and last seen in the area of Falls Avenue and Fleet Street.