DA’s office IDs man, woman found dead in Colrain river


Staff Writer
Published: 3/22/2021 2:15:24 PM

COLRAIN – The man and woman found dead in the water near the convergence of the east branch of the North River and Foundry Village Brook on Saturday have been identified by the Northwestern district attorney’s office as Joshua I. Eastman and Laura M. Wood.

Eastman, 36, and Wood, 39, both of Franklin County, were discovered by police Saturday morning. Their bodies were located near a Jeep that had entered the water.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will determine the causes of death, though foul play is not suspected, according to the district attorney’s office.

The incident is under investigation by Colrain Police, Massachusetts State Police and Massachusetts State Police assigned to the district attorney’s office. Attempts to reach the Colrain Police Department were unsuccessful Monday.

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