UPDATE: Police Investigating Dead Body Found at Nicolet Park Find No Signs of Foul Play

July 27, 2018

st marys county sheriffs officeUPDATE 7/27/2018: On July 23, 2018, Corporal Michael Worrey was patrolling the area of Nicolet Park in Lexington Park at 4:27 a.m. when he found a subject underneath the park’s pavilion.

Willie Sheldon Miller, 51, of no fixed address was found to be deceased on a park bench.

The St. Mary’s County Criminal Investigations Division, Crime Lab and a Forensic Investigator responded to the investigation.

There were no obvious signs of trauma to Miller’s body and no signs of foul play.

Anyone with more information about this incident is asked to call Detective Sergeant Robert Merritt at 301-475-4200, ext. *8042.

7/23/2018: On Monday, July 23, 2018, at approximately 4:30 a.m., an ambulance was dispatched to Nicolet Park, on Bunker Hill Drive, in Lexington Park to assist police with the report of a possible dead body found.

Police determined the subject to be deceased and an ambulance would not be needed, it was cancelled a few minutes later.

Detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene and assumed the investigation.

The deceased will be transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.

Details will be provided as they become available.

88 Responses to UPDATE: Police Investigating Dead Body Found at Nicolet Park Find No Signs of Foul Play

  1. Buildittheywillcome on July 23, 2018 at 10:41 am

    A direct result of having no homeless shelters great job St Mary’s SMH

    • Dosmom on July 23, 2018 at 1:30 pm

      A stupid assumption before you read the whole story. There’s a huge shelter on Great Mills Road. They supply beds, food, showers, oh and EMPLOYMENT SKILLS(that might be a game changer), clothing for interviews and an address. That’s still in St. Mary’s right?

      • Anonymous on July 23, 2018 at 9:03 pm

        actually before you say there’s a shelter there is a shelter but you have to wait for space so you don’t know what you’re talkin about thank you

        • Not a loser on July 24, 2018 at 8:00 am

          How about dont be a loser and you wont need to live in a shelter…

          • Not a dickweed like guy above on July 26, 2018 at 6:25 pm

            You know there are homeless vets, right? There are homeless people who lost their parents when they were young and thus never had infrastructure…right?You’re clearly a loser because you’re incapable of even basic human decency. Go be a dick elsewhere.

        • Concerned Citizen on July 24, 2018 at 11:03 am

          There’s a shelter, but it only caters to Veterans, and they have to be sober in order to stay.

          • Dosmom on July 24, 2018 at 12:28 pm

            They SHOULD be sober in order to stay so they don’t cause problems for others in recovery or those that have never been addicted. The Mission caters to everyone, not just vets. They have a web site, look them up.

            There’s obviously a space problem because they are obviously limited by law how many can be there safely and comfortably and they are just one shelter dummy. Reading comprehension isn’t your strong suit is it Anony? lol

      • Anonymous on July 24, 2018 at 8:42 am

        What would reading the whole story prove? Oh…that your still wrong!!!

        • Dosmom on July 24, 2018 at 12:29 pm

          And that you’re still an illiterate idiot.

          • Anonymous on July 26, 2018 at 12:35 am

            Ok petty much

          • Anonymous on August 6, 2018 at 9:14 am

            Yeah a petty pod that can’t even spell their name right LMFAO

      • El on July 30, 2018 at 1:03 pm

        The Mission is on Great Mills road, they offer fresh food and clean clothing. They also attempt to lead people in the correct direction. There are a few places in the park to get free help with employment skills and resume’s. So many places are hiring in the park, there is no reason people can’t find work.

    • NotMyProblem on July 23, 2018 at 1:55 pm

      You should have opened your door to this poor soul! It’s your fault they be dead now.

      • Anonymous on July 24, 2018 at 8:43 am

        We all should have…

        It’s your mom fault your not dead. We fault her.

        • NotMyProblem on July 24, 2018 at 6:19 pm

          Fault you! You need to take a vacation in Nicolet Park, just say’n….

          • Anonymous on July 26, 2018 at 12:36 am

            I lived in the area for over ten years ass

    • Anonymous #13 on July 23, 2018 at 2:48 pm

      Same for Calvert County. The Bored of County Commissioners are building a $52 million dollar Government complex in the heart of Prince Frederick and we have only 1 homeless shelter. What we need are moderately priced houses and another homeless shelter. I wonder how much the contractors are kicking back to the BOCC.

      • The poor you will always have with you. on July 24, 2018 at 6:54 am

        The more you build, the more that will come.

        Then you end up exactly like Seattle – with larger and larger growing areas of filth, drug activity, and lawlessness. You establish a government tax dollar funded, ever-increasing cesspool, that attracts and encourages transient population. Well done.

      • You made your bed on July 24, 2018 at 8:06 am

        Bored? I’m bored from reading your drivel. The solution to the homeless problem: Maybe, just maybe, instead of being a sanctuary state and sucking up all of our resources for the “undocumented immigrants”, we could take that money and help out our homeless population. How about that? Thats my problem with the sancutary mindset of the left. We want to help all of these people from other countries, and our homeless population across the country is out of control. Why dont liberals care about the homeless is the real question. You cant have both, so stop whining about homeless shelters, we have made our bed by allowing the state to be a sanctuary state. Now we cant offer the help to the citizens in need, because we decided to give that to the illegals…

        • Anonymous on July 27, 2018 at 5:16 pm

          If you are white…you are illegal. Just saying you stole this land and half of the people to be here on it. Soooo who is illegal I mean really. #whiteprivelge

          • SMH on July 30, 2018 at 1:56 pm

            Oh here we go, how about #blackentitlement!

    • Jerry on July 23, 2018 at 4:06 pm

      And you know this because???

    • Anonymous on July 23, 2018 at 4:31 pm

      Pretty sure there’s a homeless shelter just south of the old Lexington Park library.

  2. Seriously??? on July 23, 2018 at 11:09 am

    I wonder who was out at 4:30 am in the rain at the park to have found the body?? Nothing good happens after 10 pm.

    • Anonymous on July 24, 2018 at 7:59 am

      Perhaps somebody that gets up early and takes their dog for a walk before having to go to work?

    • Big Cookie on July 27, 2018 at 11:08 am

      How about a Sheriff’s deputy on patrol?

  3. Anonymous on July 23, 2018 at 12:06 pm

    Drug OD?

    • VWBuggin4Lyf on July 23, 2018 at 2:39 pm

      The 100s of whining enablers will be heart broken that another junkie wont be able to leach off the system any longer, or rob the local walmart, etc

      • Anonymous on July 23, 2018 at 6:47 pm

        So how do you know that man was a junkie? I didn’t see this stated anywhere in this article. Stop making closed minded assumptions about this person who lost his life.

      • anonymous on July 23, 2018 at 9:58 pm

        VW bug..lol. 1970 called and they want their pathetic car back. You come from a long history of alcoholics that suck off the government teet themselves. Who are u to judge.

      • Hypocrite on July 23, 2018 at 10:04 pm

        You need to look in your own backyard. Your only child ain’t as squeaky clean like you might think. This might be her one day. Let’s hear the same tough talk then.

        • VWBuggin4Lyf on July 24, 2018 at 8:09 am

          I dont have any children, LMFAO. So I’m not worried about my non existent daughter being a junkie.

          • JustMyImagination on July 27, 2018 at 1:22 pm

            But that non-existent son, well, that boys crazy! I think he may have taken some non-existent money from my wallet. You need to smack your boy back into existence!

  4. Anonymous on July 23, 2018 at 1:34 pm

    Lord knows what this one could be. Homeless person, drug od, or foul play.

  5. matrix on July 23, 2018 at 3:18 pm

    Buildittheywillcome you really are going with the homeless story when there is a 96% chance it was one of St Mary’s druggies on a score gone bad

    • Anonymous on July 24, 2018 at 8:46 am

      Yes… because it’s happened in that park before. I keep forgetting you asses only think the worse of that area. You don’t know the real struggle.

      • Nobody on July 25, 2018 at 12:37 pm

        Well, enlighten us of ‘the real struggle’….

  6. Grace on July 23, 2018 at 5:27 pm

    The family could use your prayers instead of your unjustified comments

  7. Anonymous on July 23, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    With the 2 black males running around the park robbing . I would not be surprise that he died of led poison

    • Jerry on July 23, 2018 at 7:27 pm

      Better than incandescent poisoning.

      • Tesla on July 24, 2018 at 6:23 am

        Nice! Props to you and Tommy Edison!

      • Booyah on July 24, 2018 at 8:11 am

        Jerry brining the heat. Most wont get it though, lol

    • Anonymous on July 24, 2018 at 4:55 am

      If I knew who u was I come spit n ur face for disrespecting my family yo

      • Tops on July 24, 2018 at 6:22 pm

        Yo yo yo! I hope your string gets tangled! Hahahaha!

      • Nobody on July 25, 2018 at 12:39 pm

        LOL, maybe if you knew how to spell, I’d be scared!

    • TellItLikeItIs on July 24, 2018 at 8:59 am

      At least it was led.

      Could have been golde or sliver!

    • Third grade was so hard... on July 30, 2018 at 6:04 am

      Led poisoning?

      Are you really that stupid?

      Maybe you are into Led Zeppelin?

      I think you meant “lead”, as in bullet material.

      Another SoMD Genius.

  8. Anonymous on July 23, 2018 at 6:12 pm

    Regardless this is still someone’s dad, son, brother or uncle. So let’s be a little respectful to the family. Love you Uncle! you can now Rest In Peace.

  9. Sm on July 23, 2018 at 6:46 pm

    I knew this man, he was a friend of the family. He was a good guy, always happy and enjoying his life. He was not homeless, in fact his house was huge. He just lost his mom not to long ago, but he still remained in good spirits to deal with the pain. Don’t speak about what you don’t know about.

    • Rob Stark on July 27, 2018 at 11:14 am

      If you knew this man, please explain why it is now being reported that he was “of no fixed address”. Didn’t you say he had a huge home?

  10. MS. JUSTICE on July 23, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    You guys are totally wrong about this individual he was not homeless. He had a lovely home.Prayers and condolences to the family. This person is. a victim of violence someone murdered him. AGAIN PRAYERS AND CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY.

    • Anonymous on July 30, 2018 at 7:15 pm

      Nobody murdered him, seems YOU’RE the one that’s wrong here. GTFO.

  11. A Heart For Others on July 23, 2018 at 7:37 pm

    Prayer goes out to the family.It doesnt’ matter if he was homelesss,on drugs or whatever you assume this is some one child you talking about….Have some respect if it was one of your family members how who you respond then..

    • Sick of The Fakes on July 24, 2018 at 12:12 pm

      That’s your problem. Your prayers go “out”.
      Try sending the prayer “up”….like to God?

      If you truly knew God you would know that.

      • Anonymous on July 27, 2018 at 5:14 pm

        Oh so God’s only up? Who are super stupid and superbly fake. Shuddup already

  12. Anonymous on July 23, 2018 at 8:24 pm

    I agree show the family some respect pray for them instead of making negative comments about this person my condolences are to the family

    • . on July 24, 2018 at 8:12 am

      I recommend the family should go and grieve, and console each other, and not stand around reading smnewsnet comments aloud to the group…

  13. Kathy Byrd on July 23, 2018 at 11:47 pm

    For all you making assumptions without facts let me clear up one thing for sure. I am a family member of the deceased and they were not homeless, please be considerate this could have very well been your family member. The best thing to do is pray for our family for the lost. For the person that say pray for the family we appreciate your loving kindness.

    • Anonymous on July 24, 2018 at 2:17 am

      Sorry for your lost. ♥️

      • IseeStupidpeople on July 24, 2018 at 2:20 pm

        Someone is lost?
        I thought someone died….
        Ohhhh… you must have meant “LOSS”!

      • AndThen on July 25, 2018 at 10:14 am

        Wait… is someone lost?
        I thought someone died,so wouldn’t that make it a ‘loss’?

    • MS. JUSTICE on July 24, 2018 at 8:07 am


    • Gross on July 24, 2018 at 8:13 am

      Go get a room…

    • AliceW on July 31, 2018 at 1:05 pm

      For the examples of active spell check/proof reading on this thread, please make adjustments for autocorrect!

  14. Jb on July 24, 2018 at 1:43 am

    My condolences go out to the family for he was a good man and person..He was a friend of mine and wouldn’t hurt ne one or stole from ne one so all u folks with negative comments go kill your self for if it were one of your family members and ppl were disrespecting how would you feel about it??smfh..

    • Anonymous on July 24, 2018 at 9:43 pm

      Speak English

    • Missed your chance on July 25, 2018 at 6:44 am

      You should have asked him to teach you to spell words and write sentences while he was alive. Now it’s too late and you will continue to be an embarrassment to your family and a laugh for the rest of us.

    • werwe on July 25, 2018 at 7:41 am

      Telling people to go kill themselves is really helping. You obviously feel the pain of loss. Encouraging someone’s family member to do the same is stupid. What if someone did? Can the family blame you for their loss?

  15. Anonymous on July 24, 2018 at 6:51 pm

    This is not directed to this story in particular. We think alot more of the police than we should. When someone close to us passes away, the police must be called to do an investigation, and the police are putting themselves on par with our family, when they’re not, if only the family is present during that time. Please don’t confuse the role of the police in our society. please don’t misplace them. The police unapologetically conduct their investigations at a death, and, have the gull to treat the family as if they’re suspects, because, if they were to see evidence of a crime having been committed, chances are they would take action, rather than look the other way. We have to deal with the police during the most vulnerable times of out lives and there in mention of this on the MSp website, or the Sheriff website. They also put themselves on par with our family, when they’re not, by making phone calls to next-of-kin to inform them of whats happened. In that case, the next of kin must be called again, and told correctly.

    • Anonymous on July 25, 2018 at 3:10 pm

      This is what we pay the cops to do. Every unattended death in this state/country is treated as suspicions until they find evidence it was not. With your thinking spouses could kill their partners or parents could kill their children and as long as one of the next of kin tells the cops not to worry about it the case would never get solved and the deceased would never get justice. I know it is a pain, I went through it when my 80 year old father died of natural causes alone in his house. As for charging people if they see something illegal, well that is their job. Try not to do illegal stuff and the cops don’t bother you.

      • Rob Stark on August 6, 2018 at 9:33 am

        It’s a troll you IDIOT LOL. DA.

  16. Bigmamma on July 24, 2018 at 7:07 pm

    Yes it sad he was a nice person find the robbery supects you find the killers I hope the burn in hell

  17. Family Member on July 24, 2018 at 11:04 pm

    It’s really sad that such ugliness could be said about someone you clearly don’t know while a family is grieving the lost of a love one. If you knew him then you would know he was not homeless and has a family that loved him. How would you feel if people were saying these things about one of your family members? Judge not lest ye be judged. He without sin cast the first stone. We have all sinned and fallen short of his glory! You will one day stand in front of the Lord and He will remind you of how cruel you were during a families worst time grieving a tragedy. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Stop with your unjustified disrespectful comments and let the family grief in peace. You will reap what you sow!!!!

  18. Anonymous on July 25, 2018 at 2:28 am

    To the family sorry for y’all lost like I said find the robbery supects you find the killer

    • Anonymous on July 25, 2018 at 4:14 pm

      Speculation in a small stupid town full of stupid people even dumber police force. I feel sorry for the family . You will never have answers.

      • MensaGirl on July 28, 2018 at 4:10 pm

        Shut up, stupid! Bet you hear that all the time .

  19. be smrtr on July 25, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    its unfortunate that all the comments lead to drugs or homelessness, but when it comes to nicolet park… you have the red pavillion which we call the dope fiend pavillion and the blue pavillion called the pot head pavillion next to the spray grounds and in the woods is tent city. quick to make assumptions due to the locality of this mans death. we as a society need to stop with knee jerk reactions and just wait for the real news to come out.

  20. YourMom on July 25, 2018 at 2:24 pm

    The correct word is LOSS, not LOST.
    I am sorry for your LOSS.


  21. Anonymous on July 25, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    Look yall need to stop yall dont know what relly happen he was a good person

  22. Anonymous on July 26, 2018 at 3:53 pm

    Hebrews 13:1-2 says let brotherly love continue and entertain all strangers for unwittingly you never know when you will entertain one of God’s Angels. Sorry for the loss. Unfortunately there are is a lot of hate in this world and that is proven By some of the comments on here. Just so the ignorant know another word for karma is Gods vengeance. God don’t like ugly

  23. highschooler on July 26, 2018 at 4:57 pm

    y’all act like high schoolers, grow up

    • Academic Joe on July 26, 2018 at 8:57 pm

      Stop fronting! You don’t know nothing about no high school!

    • Jerry on July 27, 2018 at 10:32 am

      You spell like one.

  24. A friend on July 27, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    This was a good man didn’t bother noone people needs to stop lying on this guy

  25. Anonymous on July 27, 2018 at 8:12 pm

    It is so sad that this is what the world has come to. All the negativity. A man lost his life. I knew him personally and you couldn’t ask for a sweeter person than Willie

  26. Trumpland on July 28, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    White people are the most unsympathetic beings on earth. They lack empathy and remorse. This is the reason why this country sucks in Trump era

    • TellItLikeItIs on July 30, 2018 at 3:46 pm

      Exactly. The fact that 13% of the population occupies 50% of the jails and commits over 60% of the violent crimes in this country is all a lie. you can’t believe those statistics. It’s all an evil plan from whitey!


    • RockStar on July 31, 2018 at 9:14 am

      You would still suck, in any era, just say’n……