The search for Ankit Bagai, a missing Germantown man has ended after a body was recovered from a lake in Montgomery County.
The search of Ankit Bagai began on Easter Sunday, April 9, after he was reported to be in Lake Churchill in Germantown, this sparked searches on land and with boats in the water.
After an exhaustive search, officials did not locate anyone or anything at the time.
His family led a search party on Sunday and believed he may have been in Virginia or D.C.
Officers responded to reports of a body in the water in the area of Afternoon and Summersong Lanes at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, according to a release from the Montgomery County Department of Police.
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner confirmed the body was Bagai.
The cause of death was not immediately released.
Bagai’s family said he had been prescribed several life-saving medications and went without them for over a week.
On Sunday, his family started their search at a local police station, going to several locations, including a shopping center near where he was last seen. They posted his image every few steps, in the hopes of generating a lead.
On the day Bagai went missing, police responded to a report of a man in Lake Churchill. It was searched “using sonar, using drag hooks, but they did not find anything. They were out there for three to four hours,” Gobind Singh, Bagai’s brother-in-law said.
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