Police suspect no foul play in the death of 30-year-old software engineer Ankit Bagai
The body of a 30-year-old Indian American missing since April 9 has been found in a small lake in Germantown, MD, roughly three miles away from his home.
Montgomery Police said in a release that the body of Ankit Bagai was recovered in Lake Churchill on Tuesday, April 18, 2023.
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“Officers were called to the area of Afternoon and Summersong Lanes at approximately 8 a.m., for the report of a body in the water,” the release said. “The body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and identified as 30-year-old Ankit Bagai of Germantown.”
Police said no foul play is suspected.
He was reported missing and last seen on April 9, 2023, at approximately 11:30 a.m. near his home.
According to his family, Bagai had been on several life-saving medications he had not used for more than a week.
The family had announced a reward of $5,000 for anyone who provided any leads about Bagai.
According to a social media post, a funeral service will be held in Fairfax on Thursday, April 20.
A brief bio posted on a funeral service website described Bagai in the following words: “A successful software engineer from the University of Virginia, he deeply cherished his time as a Wahoo, especially his semester at sea. Although he was known as an avid golfer who loved Tiger Woods and his hometown championship teams, the Nationals and Capitals, nothing mattered more to him than his family. He will be remembered as an easy going, passionate, and loving son, brother, brother-in-law, nephew, relative, and friend. “