June 3, 2019 -Springfield- On Saturday, May 25, 2019 the West Springfield Police Department responded to a call for a report of a decedent in the Connecticut River. The deceased’s remains were discovered on the South Side of the North End Bridge and appear to be that of a male. It appears the decedent may have been in the river for an extended period of time
On Monday, May 27, 2019 the Longmeadow Police Department responded to a report of a decedent’s remains in the vicinity of the Pioneer Valley Yacht Club in Longmeadow. The decedent appears to be male and to have been in the river for an extended period of time.
On Saturday, June 1, 2019 the West Springfield Police Department responded to a report of a decedent’s remains in the Connecticut River. The male remains were located to the north of the Memorial Bridge along the shoreline. The decedent had been the subject of a missing person report on January 8, 2019, foul play is not suspected.
All cases are unrelated and do not pose a public safety threat to the general public.
The West Springfield and Longmeadow Police Departments continue to investigate the respective cases from their jurisdictions along with the Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Hampden District Attorney’s Office and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.