Body Of Missing Sturbridge Man Found, State Police Say

Photo: Courtesy of Massachusetts State Police

STURBRIDGE, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Friday morning a Department of Conservation and Recreation Ranger found a body in the lower section of the Quabbin Reservoir. That body, police identified, was that of 71-year-old George Guttler of Sturbridge, who had been declared missing in early March.

The Massachusetts State Police said in a statement that divers responded and recovered the deceased adult male from the body of water. Guttler had been reported missing by his family and was searched for in a joint operation between state and local police agencies and DCR employees. According to police, the searches were conducted by land, air, and water.

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Police said the investigation into Guttler's death would continue, and that the Northwestern District Attorney's Office and the State Police Detective Unit for Hampshire and Franklin Counties.

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