Woman dies in beach accident

A Texas woman vacationing in Ocean City, Md., suffocated to death in what appears to be an accidental beach cave-in. 

A passerby found the body of Ashley O’Connor, 30, July 31 on the beach, with only her hand visible. Investigators said O’Connor was walking along the beach around 2 a.m. that day and may have fallen into a hole, and the sand caved in around her.

Investigators said it is unclear how the hole was created, but they don’t suspect foul play.

According to a fundraising page, O’Connor recently married her wife, Janet, and the two had started a painting business.

To contribute to a memorial fund for O’Connor’s wife, visit www.gofundme.com/in-memory-of-ashley-oconnor.