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Missing Frederick County man found dead near Union Bridge


A Frederick County man who had been missing for 10 days was found dead in a field just west of Union Bridge, according to state police.

Eric Allen Eyler, 33, who lived near Union Bridge, had been missing since Sept. 20. He was discovered in a field near Whiskey Springs Road Saturday. The Maryland medical examiner's office had not determined the cause of death yesterday, state police said.

His body was found about a mile from his home on Coppermine Road, between Union Bridge and Walkersville.

Mr. Eyler was last seen Sept. 19 making a bank deposit at the F&M; Bank in Walkersville, said Trooper First Class Gary Bachtell.

He was reported missing by his father, Sam Eyler of Walkersville, after he failed to show up to work at Trout Seafood in Woodsboro.

The keys to his two vehicles were found in the ignitions, and his wallet was found in one of the vehicles. His home did not appear to have been disturbed, state police said.

Police make arrests in 2 Taneytown robberies

Taneytown police have arrested one adult and two juveniles in two unrelated robberies in the city Sunday, according to Chief Mel Diggs.

The chief said a 15-year-old who lives in the 100 block of Fairfield Drive in Frederick met three youths in Memorial Park on Route 140 about 3 p.m. Sunday and was taken into one of the pavilions, where he was grabbed and held. One of the three stole a pager, an electronic organizer and a watch, valued at $400, police said.

Officers said an 18-year-old man was beaten and robbed of his wallet, cash and a stereo tape player while he walked on Village Drive near his home about 10 p.m. Sunday.

Chief Diggs said Sgt. Gregory Woefel and Officer Ed Engle arrested Christian Robert Nawrocki, 18, of the 100 block of Grand Drive and charged him with robbing the 18-year-old, who received injuries to the face and eyes.

The victim was treated by the crew of the Taneytown fire department medic unit.

Police said the juveniles were arrested in the 10 p.m. assault and also were being investigated in the earlier robbery.

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