A resident walking her pet along the walkway in the 1800 block of Horace Bryant Drive called police at 8:21 a.m. Sunday to report a body floating in the water.
The Atlantic City Police Department, Atlantic City Fire Department and the Marine Police responded to the Penrose Avenue Canal area.
The body was removed from the water and turned over to the Medical Examiner's Office.
The Medical Examiner's Office and investigators positively identified the body as that of Patrick Jacobs.
Jacobs, 49, was last seen on April 6th at his home in the 1500 block of North Ohio Avenue.
He contacted a friend on his cell phone around 11:00 p.m. but was never heard from after that.
Investigators believe there is no sign of foul play.
The cause and manner of death are pending further medical studies.