The body found Tuesday in a drainage ditch in Cherry Hill was that of a 23-year-old township man who had committed suicide, authorities said.

The man had been missing for about six weeks, said Jason Laughlin, spokesman for the Camden County Prosecutor's Office. Just after 7 p.m. Tuesday, a 15-year-old boy spotted a leg protruding from the ditch in woods near the Downs Farm Swim Club off Haddonfield-Berlin Road. Laughlin did not release the man's name and would not comment on how he had died.

- Allison Steele