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September 20, 2004

Unidentified Body Found in Charles River

Looking outside from our Cambridge, MA apartment on Sunday, Helen and I noticed a flurry of police and fire department activity on Memorial Drive near the Longfellow Bridge. We walked over to get a closer look and found a crew in hazmat suits carefully inspecting the shoreline of the Charles River right next to the road. They eventually recovered what looked like a body and loaded it into a truck to be taken to the coroner's office. Today, a report appeared on the Channel 5 News website:

There's no word yet on the identity of a body that was reportedly found wrapped in plastic in the Charles River. The body was spotted Sunday afternoon between the Longfellow Bridge and a boathouse on Memorial Drive in Cambridge. A spokesman for the Middlesex District Attorney's office said the body was taken to the medical examiner's office but no other details were provided.

Update 4:20pm: Again from a report on Channel 5:

A body pulled out of the Charles River has been identified as a missing woman from Malden, police confirmed Monday. Julaine Jules, 26, was reported missing in late August. Her car was found torched in Revere, Mass., shortly after she disappeared. Her body wrapped in plastic was recovered from the river Sunday.

Posted by davemoore at September 20, 2004 1:28 PM