Massachusetts State Police investigating after body found in Charles River

NEWTON, Mass. (WLNE) — Massachusetts State Police said they’re investigating after a dead man was found along the Charles River in Fonte Park last night.

Police identified the deceased as 43-year-old Mynor Vasquez-Vega, who was a member of a local homeless community.

They said around 8 p.m. Saturday night, two people were walking along the Charles River, which runs adjacent to Fonte Park and located Vasquez-Vega.

According to officials, Vasquez-Vega’s body was found on state Department of Conservation and Recreation property .

Facts regarding the cause and nature of Vasquez-Vega’s death were not immediately released.

Police said a post-mortem examination by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is pending.

The investigation remains active and ongoing police said.

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