BREAKING: Suitcase full of bones, burned possessions found on resort town beach

A suitcase filled with what appeared to be human bones was found in Ocean Beach, Maryland, prompting a heavy police response at the popular tourist spot.

According to a report in Delmarva Now, a couple swimming at the beach noticed an item the looked like a suitcase floating in the water. CBS Local Baltimore additionally reports that someone walking on the beach called police after seeing a floating suitcase, with bones sticking out of it. The suitcase also reportedly contained personal effects which appeared to have been burned.

The Worcester County Sheriff’s office reported the discovery via Twitter on Tuesday morning.

Police reportedly sent a dive team to the scene to pull the suitcase from the water.

This is a developing story, and all information is preliminary. CrimeOnline will provide further updates when more information is available.