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Maryland State Police News Release

State Police Investigate Wicomico County Fatal Stabbing

(SALISBURY, MD) – State troopers are searching for the suspect wanted for fatally stabbing a man last night in Wicomico County.

The victim is identified as Seth Abbey, 18, of Salisbury, Maryland. Abbey was transported to the Peninsula Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased by hospital personnel.  He was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy.

Shortly after 10:00 p.m. last night, the Salisbury Barrack received a 9-1-1 call with the report of a stabbing in the parking lot of an apartment complex in the 1000 block of Beaglin Park Drive in Salisbury. Troopers and EMS personnel responded and found the victim suffering from apparent stab wounds.

Maryland State Police immediately secured the crime scene and conducted a search of the area. The suspects were not immediately located.

The preliminary investigation indicates the victim was with his girlfriend at the time of the incident. Investigators were informed that three Caucasian males were on bicycles and approached the girlfriend. Shortly thereafter and for reasons unknown at this time, an altercation ensued between the victim and the suspects. Police do not believe this to be a random act of violence.

State Police investigators are working with the Wicomico County State’s Attorney’s Office. Investigators are still working to identify the suspect responsible for the crime.  Crime scene technicians from the Forensics Sciences Division responded to process the scene for evidence.

If anyone has information relevant to this investigation, calls are being taken by the Salisbury Barrack at 410-749-3101. The investigation continues…

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