State troopers from the Harrisburg barracks were called to the Susquehanna River Monday when a fisherman found a body.

The naked body of a male was discovered about noon in Middle Paxton Township, Dauphin County, according to Trooper Rob Hicks, a state police spokesman.

"It appears to be a white male, age about mid-30s," Hicks said. "The body looks to have been in (the water) two or three weeks."

Second body: It was the first of two bodies found in the Susquehanna River Monday.

About 4:15 p.m., the body of another unidentified male was found at Holtwood Dam in Martic Township, Lancaster County, according to the state police Lancaster barracks.

The body was turned over to the Lancaster County Coroner's Office, police said. No other information was available Monday night.

Missing boaters: Hicks said police do not know whether the body found in Dauphin County is from a March 20 missing-boaters case from Hellam Township.

Cody Wilkenson, a township resident, and his girlfriend, Elizabeth Dorsaneo of Chester County, have been missing since that date, when they were last seen about 5:40 p.m. on the Susquehanna River in his boat.

Wilkenson's 15-foot fiberglass Cobia boat was found a week later partially submerged in the middle of Lake Clarke between the islands and the York County shore.

At that time, Hellam Township Police Chief Police Chief Mark Sowers said the couple might have drowned after being thrown or falling into the water.


The unidentified body found Monday was removed from the river by the Susquehanna Township Fire Department, which transported it up the Fort Hunter Park boat ramp, Hicks said.

The body was turned over to the Dauphin County Coroner's Office. The coroner's office said there was no information to release on Monday.

Troopers cleared the scene about 2 p.m. There was no additional information about the body as of Monday evening, Hicks said.

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