Derek Piaz

SOLOMONS, Md. – At about 2:15 p.m. on April 12, the Department of Natural Resources Police contacted Maryland State Police and advised that a body had washed ashore in the vicinity of the Thomas Johnson Bridge.

Derek Paiz

Troopers responded to the location and have since identified the body as that of Derek Paiz, who reportedly jumped off of the bridge on March 15.

Next of kin have been notified.

No other information is available at this time.

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  1. It is unfortunate the number if suicide cases of our Military. There should be a better psychological evaluation required as well as physicals they receive. More questioning and follow-up of their personal lives for PREVENTION..

    1. Maybe it’s the civilians that need it? Are you military or a Veteran?I am a US Navy disabled veteran and was treated like crap working for DOD Navy. “There should be a better psychological evaluation required as well as physicals they receive.”

  2. Fyi smdh,
    Nobody is going to help someone suicidal or depressed and less it’s family you got to be close to loved ones, welcome on the the simplest thing to save your life…. smh

    1. My prayers go out to his wife and hope that she is recovering well from her wounds he inflicted before leading the MSP on the chase that ended with him jumping.

      1. is this information that was released through a police report? If so domestic violence would explain the police chase.

  3. They need to be considerate and at least walk up the bridge before they jump instead of leaving their vehicles at the top of the bridge to block traffic

        1. Certainly your time is more precious than any human life! Let’s hope nobody your close to every inconveniences you with there tragic and untimely death!

          1. Again, don’t read it if you don’t like it, I tell it like it is, you can sit in traffic for hours while someone jumps off the bridge and leaves their vehicle

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