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Body of missing Annapolis man found in Bay

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STEVENSVILLE — Maryland Natural Resources Police recovered a man’s body from the Chesapeake Bay about 10:30 a.m. Sunday, March 1, off Kent Island south of the Bay Bridge and north of Price Creek.

A Stevensville resident south of Kentmorr spotted the body and reported it, according to Lauren Moses, NRP public information officer.

The man was identified as a missing person from Annapolis, Catarino Perez De Paz, from his personal property, Moses said.

Annapolis Police Department is investigating the circumstances surrounding his death.

Perez De Paz, 35, was reported missing by his roommate on Jan. 15. At that time, police reported his roommate and friends were concerned for his welfare. They published a missing person’s report with Perez De Paz’s photo and description.

Perez De Paz was last seen around 1:45 a.m. Jan. 12 on Market Space.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Annapolis Police at 410-268-4141.

This is the second body recovered from the Chesapeake Bay near Kent Island in less than a month. On Feb. 9, Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department assisted Maryland Natural Resources Police in recovering a body north of the Bay Bridge after callers reported seeing it floating near a private pier on the 3000 block of Love Point Road.

Maryland Transportation Authority Police is handling that case, and Lt. Kevin Ayd said the body was taken to the Office of the State Medical Examiner in Baltimore for autopsy and identification.

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