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Police Identify Body Found Along C&O Canal in Georgetown

Police have identified the man whose body was found along the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal in Georgetown Tuesday morning. 

The body of 51-year-old Osbaldo Lemus Bernal was discovered about 8 a.m. on the 100 block of Canal Street NW. 

Police said his death does not appear suspicious.

Two people called police Tuesday morning after they spotted a backpack floating in the canal, police said.

Bernal's body was sent to the medical examiner, who will determine the cause of death. 

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