Camp Lenox Teens Find Dead Body While Looking For Firewood
While looking for firewood, teenagers attending a local summer camp stumbled across a decomposing body according to Massachusetts State Police.
News 10 Albany reports four teenage campers from Camp Lenox discovered a man’s corpse as they collected wood in a wooded area in Becket. This was confirmed by the camp and the Berkshire District Attorney’s Office Friday afternoon.
According to a spokesperson for the Massachusetts State Police, the four campers came across the remains at about 3:30 p.m. on Thursday. They then went back to camp to report the discovery to the councilors. The camp councilors then notified the police.
Troopers from the agency’s Lee Barracks responded to the gruesome discovery. The body was taken into custody by the chief medical examiner's office. Detectives are investigating the deceased individual's death, the Berkshire District Attorney's Office said.
Based upon preliminary investigative efforts, a team of detectives assigned to the DA's office along with troopers from the State Police Crime Scene Services Section believe the deceased person may have died by suicide, although the investigation is ongoing.
An autopsy is expected to be performed to determine the official cause of death, but it appears to have happened several years ago. Police believe they have identified the body as that of a 35-year-old male, but the identity of the man has not been released.
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