The body recovered along the Indian Creek Trail on Saturday morning has been identified as former University of Maryland professor Stan Fromovitz, said officer Tyler Hunter, a Prince George's County Police spokesman.
A group of students found his body at 9:30 a.m. during Good Neighbor Day, an annual College Park community cleanup event.
Fromovitz, a former associate professor in this university's business school, has been missing since March 13, said Sammy Patel, the deputy chief of PGPD's Bureau of Investigation.
He had been living on Westchester Park Drive in this city, and an employee of his apartment complex noticed his mail piling up on March 8, Patel added.
Fromovitz had no known medical conditions, said Jennifer Donelan, the director of PGPD media relations. PGPD has not determined the cause of death, but does not suspect any foul play, Patel said.
"This is a tragic conclusion to an exhaustive search," Donelan said. "This is a very sad ending. Nobody wants it to end like this. Officers worked countless hours trying to find this individual."
This article will be updated as more information becomes available.