Body Recovered from Connecticut River Identified

Thursday, Aug 8, 2013  |  Updated 3:38 PM EDT
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Body Recovered from Connecticut River Identified

The body pulled from the Connecticut River in Middletown on Saturday afternoon has been identified as Daniel Persaud, according to Middletown police.

Persaud disappeared on Dec. 14, 2012 after falling near the East Hartford Boat Launch while walking with friends.

Two fishermen noticed Persaud's body floating in some debris just north of the Arrigoni Bridge around 3 p.m. on Saturday and the body was pulled from the river.

Last weekend, authorities said the body had probably been in the water since the end of 2012.

The medical examiner has determined that the cause of Persaud's death was accidental drowning.

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