Oct 24, 2016 10:57 AM
Autopsy results expected for Nashua teen found dead in Merrimack River
NASHUA — Officials are expected to release autopsy results Monday after a body - suspected to be a 16-year-old boy swept down a storm drain during heavy rain on Friday night - was recovered Sunday.
Officials sent out a note Monday morning that no new information is available yet, but they are expected to have the results in the afternoon. Police believe the body of Jacob Goulet, a Nashua High School North student, was found in the Merrimack River in Tyngsborough, Mass. Sunday at about 11:45 a.m. Police and fire recovered the body at approximately 12:20 p.m.
The teen had been missing since Friday night when he was walking home from his friend's house.
Frances Lee Sanders said that she found a hat and an umbrella, the items described to be left next to the storm drain.
"That's when I started yelling Help! Help! and I looked around the river, yelling back and forth."
The Department of Public Works was at the drain Sunday bolting it to the ground.
"We're going to be looking into how that may have come off, whether it would have been water, or rain or some other cause that's not clear now," said Mayor James Donchess of Nashua.
The incident is still under investigation.