CIA chief's body found

The body of William Colby, the former CIA director who vanished nine days ago, was found yesterday on a marshy riverbank in Rock Point, Maryland, writes John Carlin.

Mr Colby, 76, who ran the CIA's covert operations in Vietnam and was CIA director from 1973 to 1976, disappeared after going canoeing near his family holiday home. The canoe was found overturned.

Police said they did not suspect any crime. It was thought Mr Colby was alive when he fell into the water but suffered hypothermia and drowned.

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