Framingham's Richard Palmer identified as the man found dead in Learned Pond

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FRAMINGHAM — Authorities have identified a man who was found dead under the ice on Learned Pond last week as Richard Palmer.

There is no foul play suspected in the 71-year-old Framingham man's death, according to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office.

According to the District Attorney’s Office, someone discovered the body at about 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 11. Firefighters and police worked for hours to remove the body from the water.

Palmer had been missing since Nov. 18. On Jan. 10, Framingham police had released an “attempt to locate” Palmer.

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Richard Palmer
Richard Palmer

The District Attorney’s Office did not disclose the cause of Palmer’s death or how long he had been dead.

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This article originally appeared on MetroWest Daily News: Man found in Learned Pond, Framingham, identified as Richard Palmer

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