DEEP: Body pulled from Griswold pond identified as missing snowmobiler

Pachaug Pond in Griswold. (WTNH/Tina Detelj)

GRISWOLD, Conn. (WTNH) — Officials have identified the body that was pulled from Pachaug Pond in Griswold on Tuesday afternoon.

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) says the body belongs to 56-year-old John Dubois of Griswold.

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Dubois previously went missing while snowmobiling in the area on Dec. 18, 2017. Authorities have been searching for him since then, but have called off search attempts on multiple occasions. A search was suspended there on Jan. 9 due to low visibility in the water.

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The Chief State Medical Examiner’s Office says an autopsy has determined Dubois died from blunt injury to the head and submersion underwater. The death has been ruled accidental.

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