Decomposed body found in Chicopee

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CHICOPEE, Mass (WWLP) – Chicopee police are investigating after a decomposed body was discovered on the side of the road on Thursday.

Chicopee Police Officer Mike Wilk told 22News, a person walking in the area of James Street around 6:30 a.m. saw a body of a man lying in the bushes behind the guardrail. Chicopee officers say the body has been there for “quite some time.”

Wilk said there is no threat to the public. Massachusetts State Police Detectives are investigating.

James Street is currently closed between Dowds Lane and Theroux Drive. Officers are there to detour traffic, but drivers are asked to avoid the area.

Portion of James Street blocked off due to decomposed body that was found.

Posted by WWLP-22News on Thursday, August 8, 2019

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