2019 Press Release
June 20, 2019
Body Recovered from Connecticut River Was Missing Boater
Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police today confirmed that the body pulled from the Connecticut River on Wednesday is that of the boater who went missing on Saturday, June 15, 2019.
The State Medical Examiner confirmed the identity of the man as Ivan De Jesus Morales Mencia, 39, of Hartford.
According to witnesses, Mencia got into the water from a boat and disappeared from view. Others in the boat made efforts to rescue him, but were unable to do so. Police and fire crews searched the river in East Hartford but were unable to locate him.
Friends of the man spotted his body in the river in Glastonbury on Wednesday morning and alerted authorities.
No criminal charges are anticipated related to the incident.