Oct 23, 2016 10:28 PM

UPDATE: Body of missing Nashua teen likely found in river


NASHUA — The community of Nashua is mourning as they learn the body pulled from the Merrimack River in Tyngsborough is believed to be 16-year-old Jacob Goulet, a student at Nashua High School North.

READ: Body found in Merrimack River believed to be Nashua teen who fell down storm drain

The teen has been missing since Friday night when he was walking home from his friend's house.

Chief Andrew Lavoie of the Nashua Police Department said "he was at a friends house and was leaving the friends house...it was a short, relatively short walk from where he ended up."

Francis Lee Sanders says 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 today bolting it to the ground.

"We'e 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 the City of Nashua.

A family member describes Jacob as "a good kid, no problems with drugs or alcohol. He just loves music and making his friends laugh".

A go-fund-me account has been set up to help the family with funeral costs.

There will be grief counselors available tomorrow for students.

Police say this is still under investigation.

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