Body Recovered From Connecticut River Identified

Jul 17, 2013

Authorities in Massachusetts have confirmed the body of a child recovered earlier this month from the  Connecticut River is that of a California girl who went missing during a family gathering.

   A spokesperson for the Northwestern District Attorney announced Wednesdsay that  the body found in the Connecticut River on July 10th is that of  5 year old  Abigail Luker of La Mesa, California. The spokesperson said the death was determined to be a tragic accident with no foul play whatsoever involved.   The girl was believed to have fallen into the river from a dock off Cove Island Road in South Hadley on July 6th.   The river was swollen and the currents running strong as a result of heavy rains in June.  The body was recovered four days later about 500 yards downstream from the dock.