A body pulled from the Mystic River in Somerville, Massachusetts, on Tuesday has been identified as a man who was wanted for murder in the death of a Malden woman last month.
The Middlesex District Attorney identified the deceased as 35-year-old Kenneth Manning of Malden, Massachusetts.
He was wanted for the murder of 36-year-old Colleen Russell. An arrest warrant was issued for Manning on Feb. 18. He was last seen in Somerville on Feb. 16.
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Russell was found on Feb. 15 after authorities responded to a well-being check at her apartment in Malden. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The medical examiner said she died of "sharpe force injuries."
A passerby spotted Manning's body in the Mystic River around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday near Shore Drive. State and local police responded. The body is believed to have been in the water for some time.
Manning's death is not considered suspicious.