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Maryland State Police News Release

Suspect Arrested In Wicomico County Fatal Stabbing

(SALISBURY, MD) – The Maryland State Apprehension Team has located and arrested the suspect believed to be responsible for fatally stabbing a man last night in Wicomico County.

The accused is identified as Cobey Mishler, 18, of Salisbury. Mishler is charged with first and second degree murder, first and second degree assault and reckless endangerment.  He will be taken before a court commissioner for his initial appearance.


Cobey Mishler


Shortly after 5:00 p.m. today, Mishler was arrested at a residence in the 1000 block of Schumaker Woods Drive in Salisbury. He was arrested without incident and transported to the Salisbury Barrack for processing.

The deceased is identified as Seth Abbey, 18, of Salisbury. Abbey was found in a parking lot in the 1000 block of Beaglin Park Drive in Salisbury shortly after 10:00 p.m. last night with apparent stab wounds. He was transported to the Peninsula Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased by hospital personnel.  Abbey’s cause of death was multiple stab wounds and the manner of death was ruled a homicide according to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

Investigators from the Maryland State Police Homicide Unit worked with the Wicomico County State’s Attorney to obtain an arrest warrant for Mishler.  The investigation continues…


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