Two dead bodies found in the Charles

Two dead bodies found in the Charles

Two dead bodies were found in the Charles River this week. On Monday, the unidentified body of a 62-year-old man was found near the Boston University Boathouse. On Tuesday, police identified through dental records the body of 23-year-old Jonathan Dailey, a second-year graduate student at Boston Architectural College. He was discovered at the bottom of the river, chained to a cinder block. Dailey had been missing since Oct. 2 and was taking a semester off from graduate school.

Authorities have said they do not think there is foul play involved in the death of the 62-year-old man. Investigation into Dailey’s case is ongoing.

Jake Wark, spokesman for District Attorney Daniel F. Conley, said in a statement to The Boston Globe, “The facts and circumstances surrounding Mr. Dailey’s death remain under investigation by State Police detectives assigned to the Suffolk DA’s office.” He added that the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has not yet determined the cause or the manner of Dailey’s death.

—Deborah Chen