A man who was found floating in the Connecticut River near Unity Park in Turners Falls on Monday afternoon is believed to be that of the Greenfield man who went missing last month.
The Montague police and fire departments responded and recovered the body after a passerby noticed it and reported it to authorities.
While the body is believed to be that of 38-year-old Francis Evans Jr., Mary Carey, communications director for the Northwestern District Attorney's office said official confirmation of the male's identity will be made by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
Evans was last seen in Greenfield on Oct. 22.
Prior to the discovery, Carey said search efforts were underway by the Massachusetts State Police Airwing Unit, the Massachusetts State Police Underwater Recovery Team, the Greenfield Police Department, the Gill Police Department and the Gill Fire Department.
The death was not suspected to be criminal in nature and no foul play was suspected, Carey said.
The matter remains under investigation by Greenfield and Gill police and state police detectives assigned to the Northwestern District Attorney's office.
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