Saturday, August 29, 2015

Slow Saturday Special: Found Floating Near the Westport Pier

"Torso found off coast near Westport State Pier" by Felicia Gans Globe Correspondent  August 28, 2015

Authorities are investigating a body that reportedly had no arms, legs, or head when it was found off the coast near Westport State Pier on Aug. 19.

The body was found by a local crew on a fishing boat, and the medical examiner’s office is performing an autopsy and other forensic testing, according to Bristol District Attorney Thomas Quinn’s office.

Westport Assistant Harbormaster Jonathan Paull told WJAR NBC 10 Thursday that the body was “just a torso,” and was found wrapped in plastic. He also said the body appeared to be a Caucasian male.

“In the 27 years I’ve been doing this, this is the first time anything like this has happened,” he told the television station.

Paull said the two crewmen were about a mile off the shore when they found the plastic-wrapped body and called for help.

“They didn’t know what it was and opened up the plastic and realized they had a body,” Paull said....


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