HAMPTON — The body of a man reported missing last week was found Saturday on the beach in front of a Harbor Road home, according to police.
Marine Patrol Sergeant Steve O'Connor said the medical examiner has positively identified Roland "Kenny" Beaudry, 52, who was reported missing Friday from a Tuttle Avenue residence in Hampton.
"We received a positive identification Sunday morning," said O'Connor. "The cause of death is drowning and there will not be an autopsy."
The Tuttle Avenue residence abuts Hampton Harbor, and there were concerns he had entered the water, according to police. Hampton police issued a silver alert to urge the public to assist with information to help find him.
On Saturday, Fish and Game, Hampton police and N.H. Marine patrol began a search of Hampton Harbor in the area where Beaudry was reported missing. Around 9:15 a.m. a resident of Harbor Road called police to report there was a body on the beach in front of his home. All three agencies involved in Saturday's search responded and saw that that body matched the description of Beaudry, according to police.
Marine Patrol Sgt. Steve O'Connor said they were fairly confident on Saturday that it was Beaudry. He said people recognized him and that he was wearing clothing Beaudry was wearing when he went missing.
On Friday, when Beaudry was reported missing, New Hampshire State Police, New Hampshire Fish and Game and the Hampton Police Department had conducted a search using police dogs.
Police ask anyone who has information to contact O’Connor at 603-227-2114 or Stephen.J.O’Connor@dos.nh.gov.
This article originally appeared on Portsmouth Herald: Body found on beach in Hampton NH identified as missing 52-year-old man