Missing Man’s Body Found Floating in Harbor in Fells Point

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Michael Bagley, Courtesy Loyola Blakefield/Twitter
Michael Bagley, Courtesy Loyola Blakefield/Twitter

This week has been marked by sad discoveries in Baltimore’s waterways. This morning, police recovered the body of 23-year-old Baltimore resident Michael Bagley in the harbor in Fells Point.

Officers responded on Thursday to the corner of S. Ann and Thames Streets, just east of the new Pendry hotel on the old Rec Pier location, for a report of a man’s body floating in the water. Authorities determined he was dead upon pulling the body out of the water. Hours later, police identified him as Michael Bagley.

Bagley had been reported missing by his family 10 days earlier. He had last been seen yards away on Thames Street on Nov. 20 before his body was discovered. His family had noted he had a medical condition and that they were concerned about his well-being when he disappeared, according to police.

Authorities say there were no signs of foul play and that they’re awaiting autopsy results to determine his official cause of death.

The Sun first reported Bagley was an alumnus of Loyola Blakefield, a Jesuit all-boys college prep school in Towson. School president Anthony Day released a statement about the sad news, saying many from the school’s community had spread the word of Bagley’s disappearance and had looked out for a “fellow member of the Blakefield family” in the last week.

President Day said Bagley “made Loyola a better place,” and served as president of the Student Government Association. He also participated in chorus, boosters, Cura International and the model U.N.

“At this time, let us continue to keep Michael and the Bagley family in our prayers,” Day said.

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Ethan has been editing and reporting for Baltimore Fishbowl since fall of 2016. His previous stops include Fox 45, CQ Researcher and Connection Newspapers in Northern Virginia. His freelance writing has been featured in Baltimore City Paper, Leafly, DCist and BmoreArt, among other outlets. He enjoys basketball, humid Mid-Atlantic summers and story tips.
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