A man's body was found along the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal in Georgetown Tuesday morning, police said.
The body was discovered about 8 a.m. on the 100 block of Canal Street NW.
Police said the death does not appear suspicious.
Two people called police Tuesday morning after they spotted a backpack floating in the canal, police said.
The body was sent to the medical examiner, who will determine the cause of death. Police did not identify the person.
Police blocked off the area for their investigation. They said the man was middle-aged but have not released his name.