Maryland man’s body found in front of Dunes Club at Atlantic Beach


The body of a Maryland man was discovered at Atlantic Beach Thursday morning. 

Howard Linn James, 60, was found in a chair on the beach in front of the Dunes Club, according to Atlantic Beach police. 

Police were called to the scene around 8:30 a.m., and the scene was cleared around 11 a.m.

James was identified by a wallet that was on him, and his next of kin was notified right away. 

Authorities said James was staying at the Oceana Motel.

Atlantic Beach police Chief Jeff Hardy said a cause of death has not yet been determined, but foul play is not suspected.

9 On Your Side has a reporter headed to the scene and will have updates as they are available. 

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