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Tuesday, August 26, 2014


(August 26, 2014) –Ocean City Police Criminal Investigation Division detectives have arrested two suspects in connection with the August 24th death of Justin D. Cancelliere of North Whitehall, PA. The two suspects have been identified as Caleb Edwin-Earl Ochse, 27, and Christopher Blake Kendall, 22. Both suspects are from Ocean City, MD. 

On August 24, 2014, Ocean City officers responded to the area of 109 North Atlantic Avenue to assist Ocean City EMS, for a victim of an assault that had already occurred. Upon arrival, officers located Cancelliere unconscious and unresponsive in the parking lot of an area hotel. After a thorough investigation, detectives determined the assault occurred during an altercation in the area of Talbot Street and Baltimore Avenue.
First responders from the Ocean City Police and Fire Departments initiated emergency lifesaving procedures on Cancelliere and transported him to Atlantic General Hospital, where he was later pronounced deceased.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the State of Maryland has ruled the cause of Cancelliere’s death a homicide. 
On August 26, 2014, Ocean City detectives with assistance from the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Enforcement Team, arrested Ochse at his place of employment. Kendall turned himself in to police at the Ocean City Public Safety Building several hours later. Both have been charged with manslaughter, second degree assault, affray and reckless endangerment.

Ochse and Kendall are currently being held at the Ocean City Public Safety Building awaiting an initial appearance before a Maryland District Court Commissioner.


Anonymous said...

Let justice be served for this horrific crime! Justin was an amazing person who would do anything for anyone. No matter what the altercation may have been, such actions have since taken a son, brother, husband, father, and friend from us. You will forever live on in our hearts Justin<3


Allentown, PA

Anonymous said...

So sorry MK and to the other friends and family of Justin.
I am so not a religious person, though I believe there is some God who is a higher power. When we lost a young relative unexpectantly, it helped when the faithful among us told us it's out of our hands because God had other plans. Took a bit of time to come to terms but when I finally accepted this I felt the sorrow somewhat lifted. Peace to you.

Anonymous said...

So sad for the family. One of these two idiots has been nothing but trouble in and around town for years. I have a feeling that we won't be seeing either one of these two for many years to come.

Anonymous said...

Don't be so sure about that 7:00. Manslaughter max is 10 years and with the mandatory good time credits (thanks to the democrat control of the state) that really only means a few years. I think like 3.

Anonymous said...

These two men are sickening and they deserve to rot in jail for what they did. How can someone beat the death out of a human being? obviously they need to be locked away. Kendall was a pos in high school anyways