On July 31, 2018 at approximately 6:00 p.m., the Marion Police Department received a cellular call from a resident reporting a body in Evergreen Cemetery. The reporting party had been riding their bicycle in the cemetery when they happened on a deceased male. The deceased was on the ground on the east side of the cemetery. Marion Police and EMS were dispatched to the scene.
Upon arrival, police and EMS units discovered the deceased male and the victim’s dog near the victim. Personnel on the scene located the victim’s cell phone and were able to contact family members. The male, whose identity is not being released at this time, had reportedly left his residence at approximately 5:00 p.m. to walk the dog. At this time it appears the 63 year old male may have experienced a medical emergency.
The incident is being investigated by the Marion Police Department, Massachusetts State Police Detective Division and the Office of the Medical Examiner.