body found in the Connecticut River may be that of a suspect in the homicide of a Quincy College professor earlier in May.
The body, found Monday in Gill, Massachusetts, matches the description of Tyler Hagmaier, a suspect in the May 5 killing of professor Vibeke Rasmussen, The Associated Press reported.
Gill Police Chief David Hastings said that the recovered body was dressed similarly to how Hagmaier was described after he allegedly killed Rasmussesn, 76, who was a neighbor of Hagmaier’s in Plymouth, according to the Boston Globe.
Hagmaier, 24, was suspected of fatally stabbing Rasmussen before driving approximately 120 miles to Gill, where he was believed to have jumped from the French King Bridge, the AP added.
Chief Hastings said the body was found about a mile from the bridge and was wearing a leather jacket, a pink shirt and Nike sneakers, all of which match Hagmaier’s attire when he disappeared after Rasmussen’s killing, the Globe added.
Authorities have sent the newly recovered body to the medical examiner for identification, according to the AP.