Decapitated body found on riverbank in Lawrence

Police working to determine identity of the victim

Image Courtesy: WHDH

LAWRENCE, Mass. (WWLP) – Police in northeastern Massachusetts are investigating the discovery of a decapitated body near the Merrimack River.

According to Lawrence police, the body was discovered at around 2:00 P.M. on the riverbank near McCabe Court. City police are working with state police to determine the identity of the person whose body was found, as well as the cause of death.

The Essex County District Attorney’s Office confirmed for Boston NBC affiliate WHDH-TV that the body had been decapitated, and that the head was found nearby. The DA’s office said that it is the body of a man.

More information on the case is expected to be released in a news conference Friday.

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