Body recovered from Millers River in Athol

  • Units of the Athol Police Department responded to the scene Wednesday after a woman’s body was reported to be in the water near the dam below the Crescent Street Bridge. The bridge was closed to traffic while the incident was investigated and the body recovered. Staff Photo/Greg Vine

For the Recorder
Published: 6/16/2021 4:29:28 PM

ATHOL — Local first responders recovered a woman’s body from the Millers River near the L.S. Starrett Co. midday on Wednesday.

Few details were available Wednesday afternoon. The body was found facedown in the river near the dam below the Crescent Street Bridge. No approximate age or a town of residence for the victim has been released.

Michelle Richotte, executive assistant to Northwestern District Attorney David Sullivan, said the body, of an adult female, was found at around 10:45 a.m. Wednesday.

“The body was transported to the medical examiner’s office, who will determine identification and the cause of death,” Richotte said. “The Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office along with Athol Police are investigating the incident.”

Units from the Athol Police and Fire departments were on scene for about 2½ hours. The body was removed by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner at around 1:30 p.m.

Greg Vine can be reached at gvineadn@gmail.com. Reporter Domenic Poli contributed to this story.


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