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Police ID body found in Md. creek

Police have identified the man whose body was found in a Hyattsville-area creek Wednesday as 20-year-old Robert Leroy Scott III, authorities said.

Scott, of Hyattsville, was discovered dead by a passing bicyclist about 3:50 p.m. Wednesday in a creek off in Queens Chapel Road, authorities said Thursday.

His body had no obvious signs of trauma. He was taken to the medical examiner’s office to determine how he died.

Matt Zapotosky covers the federal district courthouse in Alexandria, where he tries to break news from a windowless office in which he is not allowed to bring his cell phone.


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