|State Police Investigating Death of Individual Found in Pittsfield State Forest|
|07:05PM / Saturday, December 04, 2021|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A body was discovered Saturday morning in Pittsfield State Forest.
The identity of the individual will not be released until the conclusion of an autopsy scheduled for Sunday, according Berkshire District Attorney spokesman Andrew McKeever.
Confirmation of the death was not released until 7 p.m. on Saturday. Pittsfield Police referred inquiries earlier in the day to the DA's office, saying the case was a State Police investigation.
Hunters reported to Pittsfield Police that they discovered the body at approximately 5:10 a.m., according ot McKeever. Pittsfield Police, Pittsfield Fire, and Action Ambulance responded, and paramedics pronounced the individual deceased on scene shortly after arrival.
The State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Berkshire District Attorney's Office is investigating the death
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner took custody of the body and will perform an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death on Sunday.
The State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Berkshire District Attorney's Office and the Pittsfield Police Department are investigating.
The Berkshire District Attorney's Office, Massachusetts State Police Cheshire Barracks, the Berkshire County Sheriff's Office, and additional Massachusetts State Police assets also responded.