Authorities in Annapolis late Saturday found the body of a man who had been missing since early December, after he failed to show up for work.
The state medical examiner later identifed the body as that of 36-year-old Robert Allan Stewart.
Around 11:15 p.m. Saturday, witnesses reported seeing a body floating in the water along the unit block of Prince George St. Annapolis Police officers with assistance from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, the Annapolis and Anne Arundel fire departments, and the Department of Defense recovered the body.
Stewart was last seen out with friends in downtown Annapolis about 1 a.m. on Dec. 5. The following day, co-workers at Mills Fine Wine & Spirits on Main Street became concerned about his absence and contacted police. Friends, family and co-workers had organized a search effort in December to raise awareness about the case.
"Robert was a good friend to all of us at Mills, and he will be missed by all of us," Mills Fine Wine & Spirits owner Jennifer Donahoe said in a statement Sunday. "Our thoughts and prayers are with his mother and all of his many other good friends as they cope with this awful news."
People with information about the case are asked to contact Detective Thomas Pyles at 410-268-9000 or email@example.com.