The body of prominent publisher and former diplomat Philip Merrill has been recovered, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police said Monday.

The agency scheduled a 4:30 p.m. news conference at Sandy Point State Park to talk about the recovery.

Merrill went missing during a solo sailing trip June 10 in the Chesapeake Bay.

Merrill, 72, is the publisher of The (Annapolis) Capital newspaper, Washingtonian magazine and five other Maryland newspapers.

Michael Walsh, a DNR spokesman, declined to release any details until the news conference.