Police Remove Body Found in Charles River

Massachusetts State Police found the body of an unidentified male in the Charles River near the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Thursday morning.

Two joggers alerted authorities at 8:17 a.m. after they saw the body floating close to the Longfellow Bridge near Memorial Drive, Massachusetts State Police Director of Media Communications David A. Procopio wrote in an email.

State troopers responded to the call and the State Police Marine Unit arrived to retrieve the corpse from the water at about 8:30 a.m. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has been working to identify the man since Thursday afternoon, Procopio wrote.

Troopers from both the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office and the Massachusetts State Police are conducting the investigation, according to Procopio. As of press time, the office had not released further details on the individual’s identity and cause of death.

Cambridge Police Department spokesman Jeremy Warnick said the department is not involved in the investigation.

—Staff writer Beth Young can be reached at Follow her on Twitter @thebethyoung.


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