Sarath Kumar Potharaju's body was found after he was reported missing on March 31

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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Officials confirm the body recovered from the Tidal Basin earlier this week is that of a missing tourist from Chicago.

Sarath Kumar Potharaju was last seen on March 31 at approximately 4:00 A.M. in the downtown area of Washington, police said.

The family identified the body today and are devastated. Potharaju's wife lives in Chicago and his parents reside in India. They are trying to make arrangements to have his body flown to India, officials said. 

There is no information as yet on how the body ended up in the Tidal Basin. 

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