Body of Missing Maryland Publishing Mogul Philip Merrill Found

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.