Death Certificate Finally Issued for Missing ACK Boater
November 7, 2011
Nantucket Inquirer & Mirror: Nearly 2 years after he was believed to have drowned after falling from his boat on a trip home to Nantucket from Hyannis, the state medical examiner’s office has issued a death certificate for island landscaper Jon Hemingway.
The certificate, which listed the cause of death as “undetermined,” was issued October 22, more than a year after the bones of a human leg, with a sock and boot still clinging to the foot, were discovered on the beach at Coatue on the island’s north shore.
Law-enforcement authorities and island residents, including his widow Katie, immediately suspected the remains belonged to Hemingway, 37, but definitive DNA testing was only recently completed that confirmed the identity, officials said. The certificate lists the date of death as September 23, 2010, the day the remains were discovered on Coatue.