Body Of D.c. Councilman's Aide Is Found

July 15, 2009|By Brent Jones | Brent Jones,brent.jones@baltsun.com

The body of a Washington, D.C., councilman's aide was pulled Tuesday morning from the Baltimore Harbor near Canton, more than a day after the man disappeared from a boat after a night of drinking, according to Baltimore police.

Desi Deschaine, 30, was found about 15 feet deep in the water near the Baltimore Marine Center at Lighthouse Point about 8 a.m., police said. He had worked for Councilman Jack Evans.

Deschaine was last seen about 10:30 p.m. Sunday, when he and four other people were on a boat. Police said there were no signs of foul play.

Police Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said investigators spoke with the other boaters and were told, "They were enjoying the day in the harbor boating, and they indicated they'd been drinking.

"At some point, they indicated they'd been drinking all day, and that [Deschaine] may have been slightly impaired."

Deschaine had served as the councilman's director of communications. A Catholic University graduate, Deschaine also worked as a vice president of the Logan Circle Community Association and was a national committee representative for the D.C. Young Democrats.

He previously worked in Mayor Anthony Williams' administration, as well as for the Washington National Opera.

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