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Body Found in Conn. River on April 12 Identified

(Courtesy Greenfield Police)

(Courtesy Greenfield Police)

GREENFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — The body that was discovered in the Connecticut River on April 12 has been identified as a Greenfield man.

The Northwestern District Attorney’s Office reports the body is that of 28-year-old, Stephen Bradley.

He was found by two people canoeing on the Connecticut River in Sunderland on the afternoon of April 12.

Authorities were called to the scene to investigate the situation and the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office was contacted to perform an autopsy.

Mary Carey with the Northwestern District Attorney’s office reports they do not know why he died. At the time Bradley’s body was discovered, police said they did not believe the circumstances surrounding his death were suspicious and Greenfield Police reported it matched the description of a missing male case they had been investigating.

The investigation was supported by the Sunderland, Turners Falls and Orange Fire Departments, Sunderland, Greenfield, Deerfield and Leverett Police Departments and the Massachusetts State Police.  Authorities from the town of Montague also helped assist.

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