Massachusetts Police Identify Body Found In Charles River

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A body found in Charles River on Thursday has been identified, officials said.

Massachusetts State Police have identified the body as 55-year-old Tale Assalif of Cambridge.

At around 12:30 P.M. on Thursday, police received reports a body had been seen in the river. A construction worker saw the lifeless body in the river in the area of the Boston University Bridge and told a nearby officer, police said.

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Massachusetts Police Detectives and Crime Scene Services examined the body and said, "No external signs of trauma or violence were observed."

Mr. Assalif was reported missing on Wednesday after he did not show up to work. His family members told police they had not seen him since Tuesday.

No other information is known at this time. An investigation is underway as the Medical Examiner's Office conducts an autopsy.

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