Police in the nation's capital say they have found the body of a man who appears to have committed suicide in a park where officers were searching for a missing 8-year-old girl.

Police Chief Cathy Lanier did not immediately identify the man, whose body was found Monday. She said police would likely confirm his identity later Monday.

Eight-year-old Relisha Rudd was last seen in the company of Kahlil Tatum, a janitor at the homeless shelter where she lived with her mother and brothers. The girl was last seen on March 1.

After she was reported missing, police in neighboring Prince George's County, Md., found the body of Tatum's wife in a motel room.

Police have been searching the park in northeast Washington since last week.