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Man's body found on Esplanade bicycle path

A passerby noticed a body on the Esplanade bicycle path around 5:30 a.m., the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will attempt to determine the cause and manner of his death, but the preliminary investigation did not reveal signs of violent trauma and the circumstances do not suggest robbery.

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Still haven't seen or heard any follow-up on the recent Muddy River retrieval. Maybe I'm not looking in the right places. Suggestions, anyone?

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Police details, as reported on WBZ, no name released, but clearly had ID on him. As for the Muddy River incident I haven't seen any updates either, so probably a John Doe?

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The body found in the Muddy River in the Fenway over a week ago was that of a Richard Smith I believe.. a 52 year old man from Gloucester; The police pinged his cell phone a few days before they found the body to an area near North Station; No one knows how he ended up in the Muddy River as the cell phone was last pinged over a mile away in the North Station area; his brother identified the deceased victim.

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CopleyScott..I'm wondering the SAME thing. This was Saturday at 5:50am. I understand the investigation takes time but really!!! What's the deal with these 20 year old males floating up from the Charles. Is no one concerned??? Where are the police in all of this.

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I have to admit the thought of a Boston serial killer has been among us. Please prove me wrong. I think the public is entitled to know about the pattern of young men being found dead. Please prove me wrong.

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Never mind Smiley Face Killer. Have you perhaps heard of our city's homeless and opioid epidemics? I have no idea how this person died, and as long as it's not the result of a criminal act, it's not really our business, but there are far more young people dying because they're homeless (and sometimes they roll into our rivers and drown) or addicted to drugs and first responders can't get to them fast enough with the Narcan (surprise: sometimes homeless people are also drug addicts).

Do you read the Globe? Every. Single. Time. the Globe writes about the serial-killer theory (which is roughly once a year, when the latest college student falls into a river and drowns after a night out on the town), they make sure to talk to the DA's office, which explains why there is no serial killer on the loose pushing young white men to their deaths. But, of course, it's easier to believe in a Smiley Face Killer and a conspiracy by law enforcement to protect or ignore him than to think we have some complex, intractable problems that don't have a simple solution.

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Never mind that it has been debunked numerous times.

Drug overdoses aside, you must not get out much if you have never seen someone have a heart attack before. I was driving in Watertown once and saw an older guy on a bike pull over, then fall over. I've worked large-scale sporting events where we were specifically trained in the procedure for likely heart attack.

Cardiovascular incidents are fairly common in an aging population - then add in the drunks and the opioid crisis and you have to generate a lot of incidents to rise to the level of serial killers.

That and the utter lack of evidence of struggle.

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You and Adam sound mighty dismissive. Is it likely that there's a serial killer on the loose, no. But is it possible, yes. I don't think there's anything wrong with a concerned raising the question.

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Because I hear it every single time somebody is fished out of a river or the harbor. I've yet to see any evidence pointing to a serial killer, so yeah, there's that. And there's the fact that every time somebody brings up the theory, they only ever talk about the young, white, college-educated men, not the far larger numbers of poor, homeless, often not-white men and women who fall into the water and die. If we're going to speculate, we need to include them, as well, only they don't fit the theory, and they raise uncomfortable questions about why it's only the young white men who get people to thinking.

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