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    Body of Missing Mass. Man Found in Conn. River

    The body of a missing Massachusetts man was found in the Housatonic River, about a mile from the scene of a crash last week.

    A dive team began searching the river in North Canaan late on the night of Tuesday, Sept. 25 after receiving a report from police in Sheffield, Massachusetts about a missing person.

    A man identified as 60-year-old German Perez, of Ashley Falls, Mass. Had left Lakeville around 6 p.m. that night for home in his black Toyota Tundra, according to police. When he hadn't arrived home by 8 p.m., police were called and Connecticut state police assisted in the search for Perez.

    Troopers found an area on Route 44 in North Canaan that had a damaged guardrail and other evidence that a vehicle might have gone off the road and into the Housatonic River, according to police.

    On Wednesday, a dive team located a vehicle in the river.

    On Wednesday, state police said a dive team located Perez’s body in the Housatonic River, around a mile south of the scene of the crash.

    The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner Farmington will perform an autopsy.