Body in Charles identified as Joe Gage

Body in Charles identified as Joe Gage

A body found in the Charles River last Thursday was identified Friday as that of a 32-year-old South End man who went over the rail of the bridge on Jan. 1. Although investigators did not officially release the name, the man had been previously identified as Joe Gage by a memorial on the bridge.

Last Thursday morning, March 14, state police officers 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 Twitter feed, a body was recovered around noon.

According to Suffolk County Press Secretary Jake Wark, there is an ongoing joint investigation by Suffolk and Middlesex counties into the cause and manner of death, and there has thus far been no indication of foul play.

Previous reporting on Gage can be found at

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