Newburyport News: A body recovered in the Merrimack River Sunday afternoon [May 19] at the Newburyport Yacht Club is believed to be the remains of Richard Decker, the German national reported missing in November after he presumably fell into the chilly river and drowned, according to police and yacht club employees.

Newburyport police Lt. Richard Siemasko said the body, which was heavily decomposed, was transported to state’s medical examiner’s office for DNA testing. Making the process more difficult for examiners is the absence of teeth or fingerprints, Siemasko added.

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