UPDATE: The Annapolis Police Department has released the following statement:
On February 1, 2014 Annapolis Police officers with assistance from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Annapolis Fire Department, Anne Arundel Fire Department, and Department of Defense recovered a body from the water near the City Dock.
On February 1st at 11:15pm officers responded to the unit block of Prince George Street for a report of a body floating in the water near the dock. The body was removed from the water and transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for further investigation. The body was identified as Robert Stewart, 36, of Annapolis. Mr. Stewart was reported missing on December 6, 2013 when he failed to show up at work. He was last seen on December 5th near the City Dock.
If you have any information about this incident please contact Detective Thomas Pyles at 410-268-9000 or email@example.com.
Shortly after midnight, Annapolis police requested the assistance of the Fire Department to recover a body at the end of Prince Georges Street in the Annapolis Harbor.
The police have not released any information on this and we suspect they are waiting for the Medical Examiner to examine the body.
However, on the Facebook page dedicated to finding Stewart, a friend confirmed their worst fears this morning.
It is with a heavy heart this morning, that I pass on the information that Roberts body was found near the naval academy in the water. Please say prayers and kind thoughts for his family, friends and especially his mother Brenda G Stewart. We love you Robert and you will be dearly missed. Rest in peace friend.
Stewart, who worked at Mills Fine Wine & Spirits had been missing since December 6th. He failed to show up for work on Friday evening, December 6th. According to friends and acquaintances, Stewart was last seen near City Dock around 1am on Friday.