Ocean CIty

UPDATE: O.C. Hotel Room Now Not Suspicious

Ocean City police are investigating the death of a 38-year-old man who was discovered in cardiac arrest inside the Princess Bayside Beach Hotel just before 3 a.m. Saturday.

UPDATE: O.C. Hotel Room Now Not Suspicious

Photos courtesy Christopher Casale

[UPDATE 8/18 6:45 a.m.] Ocean City Police are no longer calling the death of a man found in a hotel room suspicious.

Thirty-eight-year-old Jorge Troca from New Jersey was found unresponsive in his Ocean City hotel room over the weekend and was pronounced dead at Atlantic General hospital.

Police continue to investigate the circumstances of his death.

[ORIGINAL] Ocean City police are investigating the death of a man who was discovered in a fourth-floor hotel room early Saturday.

Police say the 38-year-old man was found just before 3 a.m. at the Princess Bayside Beach Hotel-South at 4701 Coastal Highway.

Police and EMS personnel performed CPR on the man and took him to Atlantic General Hospital by ambulance, where he was pronounced dead at 3:45 a.m.

One source says the man had one traumatic injury possibly a stab wound. But it is unclear if that caused his death.

The victim has been identified as Jorge Troca, 38, of Lyndhurst, NJ.

Police say an investigation into the cause, manner and circumstances of his death is currently underway by police.

At this time, police say, the department’s Criminal Investigation Division has categorized this as a suspicious death.  A comprehensive investigation will be completed before a final determination is made.

An examination is currently scheduled for August 17 by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of Maryland in Baltimore.




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Alan Henney

Written by Alan Henney

Alan Henney is a lifelong Rehoboth Beach seasonal visitor although born and raised in Washington, D.C. He worked several years in D.C. TV news and has been writing the “Rehoboth Weekend Update” for more than 15 years. He earned a BA in journalism with honors and an MBA in computer info systems, both from George Washington Univ. He is also a diehard radio geek. If you have a news story or question, please e-mail him at alan@henney.com