Body of Frederick Man Found in Potomac River

Cause of death to be determined

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    A bicyclist discovered the body of a man in the Potomac River Sunday afternoon.

    Police have identified the deceased as 54-year-old Peter V. O'Connell of Frederick. His body was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy, and his death was determined to be a suicide.

    The cyclist found O'Connell around 4:10 p.m. near a boat ramp in Point of Rocks, Md., near mile marker 48 of the C&O Canal.

    O'Connell's car was found in a parking lot about a half-mile away. Police say investigators found a suicide note at his Frederick home.