Body Found Near Quinebaug River in Preston

State police detectives and troopers are investigating after a body was found along the Quinebaug River, near 72 Roosevelt Avenue Extension, in Preston Thursday, according to state police. 

Mitch Furber, of First Light Power, noticed a sweatshirt while clearing debris, then realized a body was wedged near a boom. 

"There was a sweatshirt tucked in the corner and I poked it with one of the pokers, thinking it was log, just trying to push it down the river," he said.

He said there was debris on the body.

"So I couldn't see what it was, who it was," he said.

The workers then called 911.

Officials from the Preston Fire Department said they were alerted around 8:40 a.m. The body is a male, but no information was released on his approximate age. 

Police said detectives from Eastern District Major Crime and troopers from Troop E are investigating.

The office of the chief medical examiner will examine the body to determine the cause of death.

Anyone who might have information should call detectives at 860-848-6500 or text TIP711 with information to 274637. 

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