Having lived in the DC area all of my life, everybody has found a body in the Anacostia or the Potomac river at least once. This is only news because a celebrity did it.
Not news anymore, apparently - link's broke. And yeah, DC's bad that way. The only time I felt safe in the city at night was midnight Dim Sum in Chinatown. We'd pack 14 people in a station wagon, so we were
a roving gang.