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No ID yet on dead body found in Florence field

  • Northampton Police and members of the State Medical Examiner's office investigate what they say appears to be an unattended death in an area by  the Mill River near the intersection of Meadow and Corticelli streets July 2.<br/>Gazette File Photo

    Northampton Police and members of the State Medical Examiner's office investigate what they say appears to be an unattended death in an area by the Mill River near the intersection of Meadow and Corticelli streets July 2.
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  • Northampton Police and members of the State Medical Examiner's office investigate what they say appears to be an unattended death in an area by  the Mill River near the intersection of Meadow and Corticelli streets July 2.<br/>Gazette File Photo

    Northampton Police and members of the State Medical Examiner's office investigate what they say appears to be an unattended death in an area by the Mill River near the intersection of Meadow and Corticelli streets July 2.
    Gazette File Photo Purchase photo reprints »

  • Northampton Police and members of the State Medical Examiner's office investigate what they say appears to be an unattended death in an area by  the Mill River near the intersection of Meadow and Corticelli streets July 2.<br/>Gazette File Photo
  • Northampton Police and members of the State Medical Examiner's office investigate what they say appears to be an unattended death in an area by  the Mill River near the intersection of Meadow and Corticelli streets July 2.<br/>Gazette File Photo

The body, which police said Wednesday appeared to be male, was found in a field behind Meadow Street shortly after 2 p.m.

Police were called to the area after receiving a report of a foul odor, and the body had been there awhile based on its condition, police said at the scene.

The matter is under investigation by state and city police, the district attorney’s office and the state medical examiner’s office.

According to Northampton Police Detective Corey Robinson, the unidentified body was found shortly after 2 p.m. in a field behind Meadow Street.

Robinson said the body “appeared to be” male and, based on its condition, had been there for “quite a while.”

Police searched the area Wednesday and found the body at a small campsite under a makeshift tent.

The death is considered unattended because it occurred outside the supervision of a doctor or other medical professional.

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