Shortly after 6 PM tonight Massachusetts State Police responded to Breakheart Reservation in Saugus after the body of a deceased adult male was discovered in a wooded area.
The deceased was approximately 65 years old and was believed to hike in the reservation.
The investigation into the facts and circumstances of the man’s death remain under investigation by Troop A of the Massachusetts State Police, the State Police Detective Unit for Essex County, and the State Police Crime Scene Services Section, under oversight of the Essex District Attorney’s Office. Saugus Police also responded to the scene to assist.
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will conduct a post-mortem examination to help determine cause and manner of death.
The decedent’s identity is not being released tonight.