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State Police dive team removes body from Charles River

Posted by Ralph Ranalli June 12, 2007 03:00 PM

NEWTON

A State Police dive team pulled a man's body out of the Charles River today after a worker at a boathouse on Commonwealth Avenue noticed a decomposed human foot jutting out of the water.

The worker made the discovery at the Charles River Canoe and Kayak boathouse at about 11 a.m. and called police. About an hour later, a single diver lifted the body out of the water. It was place in a white body bag that was zippered shut.

Corey Welford, a spokesman with the Middlesex District Attorney's office, said it may take days for the medical examiner to identify the body because it had severely decomposed.

-- Brian R. Ballou

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