Body of man found by hunter in woods in West Yarmouth

WEST YARMOUTHFrom Yarmouth Police: On Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at approximately 5:26 PM, Yarmouth Police Officers and Firefighters responded to the scene of an apparent homeless man found deceased by a hunter in a wooded area on Willow Street in West Yarmouth adjacent to the Barnstable Airport.

Police Officers met with the hunter who escorted them through a heavily overgrown area where a campsite had been set up which included a badly decomposed body found inside a tent.

Police Officers sealed off the area and members of the Massachusetts State Police and Yarmouth Police Detectives were called in.

The body—which may have been there for approximately one year—was removed by the Office of the Medical Examiner and has since been positively identified as a 56 year old man from the Cape Cod area.

As in all untimely deaths, the matter is now being reviewed by the Massachusetts State Police.
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