UPDATE (5:45 P.M.): Spokeswoman Cara O'Brien, of the Middlesex District Attorney's Office, said the body has been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for fingerprinting. It is unclear whether the man had any form of identification on him.
UPDATE (4:40 P.M.): Scene is being cleared out. Body has been removed and police will continue to attempt to identify the body.
UPDATE (4:18 P.M.): The medical examiner is now on the scene and the body is being removed from the water for further investigation.
UPDATE (4:00 P.M.): Chief Ryan briefed members of the press moments ago at Spy Pond and stated that authorities have not yet identified the man and that “it’s unclear how he met his demise.”
Ryan said that he and investigators are combing through the scene, as well as looking at recent reports that might shed light on the identity of the victim.
“We’re looking through all incident reports from the past week to 10 days that might have occurred around the Spy Pond area,” he said.
UPDATE (3:40 P.M.): Arlington Police Chief Fred Ryan confirmed to Patch that the body of a white male was recovered from Spy Pond and that the man was dead on arrival.
Ryan stated that an employee of the called police at roughly 3 p.m. to report a body floating in the pond near the shore.
Authorities pronounced the man dead at the scene.
Ryan related the body appears to have been in the water for days, which has hampered the identification process. Ryan said that the man might have been in his 30s, but that such a number is “not precise at all.”
Detectives are currently on the scene and a medical examiner is expected shortly.
Stay tuned for further updates.
UPDATE (3:17 p.m.): Detectives are now on the scene. More information will follow.
Arlington Police and Fire officials were called to the area of Spy Pond behind the Elks building for a report of a body in the water.
Patch is on the scene and will have more information shortly.