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Man’s body found along banks of the Neponset River in Milton

The body of a man was found along the banks of the Neponset River in Milton Tuesday morning, State Police said.

The body was discovered partially submerged in the river near the Neponset Valley Yacht Club at about 9:10 a.m., State Police spokesman David Procopio said by email.

State Police deployed divers and its Marine Unit to the scene off Granite Avenue and recovered the man’s body, the agency said. The man’s death is under investigation by State Police and Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey’s office.

The remains, which appeared to have been in the water for a significant time, were taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy as soon as Wednesday to investigate the cause and manner of death, David Traub, spokesman for Morrissey, said in a statement Tuesday afternoon.


Traub said that the man had materials on his person with the name of a male in his 50s reported missing out of Suffolk County in December. No other information will be released until his identity is confirmed and next-of-kin are notified, he said.

This is a developing story.

John R. Ellement can be reached at john.ellement@globe.com. Follow him @JREbosglobe.