NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) - State and local authorities are investigating a disturbingdiscovery in a river just off Route 5 in Northampton.
According to Northampton Police Detective Peter Fappiano a manin his canoe spotted what appeared to be a man's body in the MillRiver just after 3:00 Saturday afternoon. The badly decomposed bodywas pulled from the river just beyond the train tracks, about aneighth of a mile from the OxBow Marina.
Northampton Fire Deputy Chief Dave Gagne told 22News, hiscrews used a basket to assist the State Police Dive Team remove thebody, which was fully clothed.
Police are following leads to try and determine how and whythe man's body ended up in the Mill River. At this point police arenot ready to rule if this death is suspicious and are still probinga cause of death, while waiting the results of an autopsy by thechief medical examiner.