Body recovered from Porter Lake in Forest Park identified as Andrew Pearson

Hampden County
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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The body recovered from a lake in Springfield Sunday has been identified as a man who has been missing for several months. 

Felix Browne, Spokesperson for the Medical Examiner’s Office, told 22News the body recovered from Porter Lake in Forest Park has been identified as 25-year-old Andrew Pearson, who was last seen leaving work in East Longmeadow on January 28.

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The Pearson family is mourning Andrew’s death, after searching for him for nearly three months. Springfield Police searched shelters, hospitals, and all other locations he might be, but were unable to find him. 

A park employee discovered the body in Porter Lake just before 9 a.m. on Sunday and the Springfield Fire Department recovered the body.

Hampden County DA Spokesperson, Jim Leydon, told 22News Pearson’s death is not considered suspicious. The discovery of Andrew’s body comes a little more than a month after Springfield resident Achim Bailey’s body was found in the CT River in Longmeadow.

“Im sorry for the family and their loss,” said Chris Jessup of Springfield. “I’m just trying to figure out what the police are doing about these black men disappearing in the city.” 

The Chief Medical Examiner has not issued a cause of death yet, but Springfield Police said Andrew’s death does not appear to be the result of any crime. 


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