Body pulled from Spy Pond in Arlington
ARLINGTON, Mass. -- A body was discovered after it came to the surface of Spy Pond in Arlington on Tuesday.
An employee at the Elks Club called police and told them there was a body in Spy Pond. Police say the employee was opening up the club just before 3:00 p.m. when saw a body floating five feet from shore and called 911. They pulled the body of a white male out of the water.
"He came in to open up this morning and when he walked down there he saw it and called 911," said Joe Schanda, Elks club manager.
Police say the man had been in the water for some time. Witnesses say the person was unclothed when he was brought out of Spy Pond.
The medical examiner has the body and will try to figure out how the man died, and how long he had been in the pond.
The Police Chief says there is no obvious missing person in Arlington that meets the man’s description.
"We tried to think of members and stuff, but it was none of our members that come in on a regular basis. We have no idea who it is," said Schanda.
It remained a very active investigation on Tuesday evening.
“As I said, the body appears to have been there for some time and it’s unclear whether there’s any trauma, and the medical examiner has not had the opportunity to do their work yet. So we don’t know what the circumstances of the death are,” said Chief Fred Ryan of the Arlington Police Department.
Police removed the crime scene tape from Elks Club and Spy Pond area on Tuesday evening.
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