Montgomery County police identify body found in Potomac -- Gazette.Net


This story was updated at 4:17 p.m. on Aug. 14, 2012.

Montgomery County police have identified the body of an adult man found July 28 in the Potomac River near White’s Ferry as Peter S. Daley, said police spokesman Capt. Paul Starks.

The Leesburg Police Department had been searching for Daley, who was reported as a missing person, starting the day before he was found, according to a press release The Gazette obtained from the Leesburg Police Department.

Daley left the Morningside Assisted Living facility in Leesburg the evening of July 26, and a taxi took him to White’s Ferry, the press release said. It also stated that Daley, who had Alzheimer’s and dementia, did not have his cellphone or wallet with him.

The body of an adult man found Saturday floating in the Potomac River near Edward’s Ferry Road in Poolesville remains unidentified, according to Montgomery County police.

A boater called police after spotting the body at about 8 a.m. Saturday about a half of a mile up from where Edward’s Ferry Road meets the river, according to Starks.

Montgomery County police will work with law enforcement agencies in both Maryland and Virginia to determine if the man is tied to a missing persons case, Starks said.

Starks said the two cases do not appear to be related.

He also said the Office of Chief Medical Examiners in Baltimore has not provided any further information on either case.

Both cases are listed as “pending,” according to Linda Thomas, an office clerk at the Office of Chief Medical Examiners.

Staff Writer Lindsay A. Powers contributed to this report.