2 bodies found in the Potomac River

Two bodies have been found in the Potomac River in D.C. on two consecutive days.

Most recently, a body was found before 1 p.m. Thursday near the Kennedy Center.

D.C. police officials told NBC Washington that it was badly decomposed.

On Wednesday, another body was located in the water before 4:30 p.m. between Theodore Roosevelt Island and the Virginia shoreline.

It is unknown if the two discoveries are related.

The medical examiner’s office is investigating their causes of death.


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Thomas Robertson is an Associate Producer and Web Writer/Editor at WTOP. After graduating in 2019 from James Madison University, Thomas moved away from Virginia for the first time in his life to cover the local government beat for a small daily newspaper in Zanesville, Ohio.

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