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Maryland State Police are investigating the death of a Huntingtown man found inside his home last week.
Michael Cassidy, 54, of the 900 block of Grace Road, was found dead shortly after 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, by emergency medical personnel, according to a release sent by Maryland State Police. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled the death undetermined pending toxicology results. The examination indicated no outward signs of foul play.
Maryland State Police troopers from the Prince Frederick barrack received a call from Cassidy’s father Jan. 14 requesting them to check on his son’s welfare. The father told police that Cassidy suffers from a medical condition, and he was recently released from the hospital but did not answer his phone, according to the release.
Troopers went to Cassidy’s residence on Grace Road. Upon arrival, the door was found locked, and there was no response after knocking. After entering the home, Cassidy was found unresponsive on the bathroom floor. There were no apparent injuries or signs of foul play noted, according to the MSP press release.
On Wednesday, Jan. 15, a second phone call was received by the Prince Frederick barrack, revealing confidential information surrounding the case, according to police. Due to the suspicious circumstances, state police engaged multiple resources and collaborated with allied law enforcement partners as far north as Ontario County, N.Y., to identify a person of interest.
During the investigation, state police from the MSP Criminal Enforcement Division/Central South Region conducted a neighborhood check searching for reports of unusual activity around the home at the time of the incident, the release continues. Simultaneously, the Maryland State Police Apprehension Team worked to incorporate statewide resources to locate a person of interest.
The Calvert County State’s Attorney’s Office was briefed and authorized a search warrant of Cassidy’s home for further evidence regarding the case. State police investigators, with assistance from a lab technician from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, executed the search warrant, the release states.
State police investigators from the Central South region are working with the Maryland State Police Homicide Unit and crossing jurisdictional boundaries to engage statewide resources to include investigators from Anne Arundel County and Baltimore County as the investigation continues, the release states.