Police find body in Charles, has tentative identity

UPDATE TO THIS ARTICLE: 2:35 p.m., 3/15/13 — State police idenfied the remains recovered from the Charles River yesterday as that of a 32-year-old South End man who went over the rail of the bridge on Jan. 1. Though they did not officially release the name, the man had been previously identified by a memorial on the bridge as Joe Gage. According to Suffolk DA Press Secretary Jake Wark, the investigation has not indicated foul play. Previous reporting on Gage can be found at

Police find body in Charles, has tentative identity

Around noon yesterday, state police troopers and the state police marine unit responded to the report of a dead body under the Harvard Bridge near Memorial Drive. According to the Massachusetts State Police (MSP) Twitter feed, the body was recovered and under investigation by the Middlesex County detective unit as of 2:43 p.m.

According to Suffolk County Press Secretary Jake Wark, the Suffolk District Attorney has a tentative identity, which has resulted in a joint investigation by Suffolk and Middlesex.

According to Wark, there are no signs of foul play.

The investigation into the cause and manner of death is ongoing, said Wark. More information on the incident should be released sometime today.

—Bruno B. F. Faviero