Body Found in River is Massachusetts Murder Suspect

A body found in a river Monday has been identified as a man wanted for stabbing his 76-year-old neighbor to death last month in Massachusetts.

Tyler Hagmaier, 24, is accused of stabbing Quincy College professor Vibeke Rasmussen, who lived across the hall from him, more than 30 times.

Rasmussen was found dead Friday, May 6, after she did not report to work.

Police began searching for Hagmaier, and his vehicle was found more than 130 miles away, beside the French King Bridge in Gill.

Crews began searching for Hagmaier in the Connecticut River, but a body was not found until Sunday - just two days after a grand jury indicted the suspect for his alleged role in the murder.

Hagmaier's body was identified Wednesday by the Plymouth County District Attorney's Office.

Prosecutors believe Hagmaier was "the sole person responsible for Ms. Rasmussen's death," citing written admissions in his journal, as well as evidence recovered from the crime scene.

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