On Wednesday, August 19th 2015 Dfc. Beisel responded to 3746 Harbor Road Chesapeake Beach, Calvert County, for the report of a missing person. Upon arrival he made contact with the complainant Paul Frank Bowen Jr. Bowen Jr advised that he had not seen or heard from his father, Paul Frank Bowen Sr, since approximately 2000hrs on 08/18/2015.
While Dfc. Beisel was speaking with Bowen Jr; a citizen called 911 at 9:19a.m. to report a subject in the water along the Fishing Creek running path. The citizen was running the path near the back of Fishing Creek when they located a white male floating face up in the water not responsive. F/Sgt. Naughton responded to the scene and contacted the citizen and secured the scene. The floating subject was believed to be Paul Frank Bowen Sr. A MVA photo was utilized to determine that the body was in fact Paul Bowen Sr., a 60 year old white male.
Members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Bureau responded to the scene to assist with the investigation. Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Lab Personnel, Natural Resources Police and FI Dillon arrived on scene to assist with recovery. The body of Bowen Sr. was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy.
Based upon witness statements it is believed that Bowen Sr. was checking his crab pots either late last night or early this morning when he fell into the water from the pier and subsequently drowned.