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CPs Find Body Behind Building Thirteen

By A. Arif Husain
Associate News Editor

The body of a black male in his 50s was found dead lying between Buildings 12 and 13 about 10 a.m. Sunday, according to Captain John E. Driscoll of theCampus Police.

The man was identified as James Boyer of Mattapan, an employee of the Blue Hills Country Club. He had no known affiliation with MIT, Driscoll said. "We're not sure what he was doing at MIT. He could have just been walking through, we don't know."

While there was no evidence of attack or foul play, an autopsy failed to determine the cause of death, said Mark Fairbank of the state medical examiner's office.

The Cambridge Police are investigating the matter, Driscoll said. The office is awaiting the results of a toxicological examination of the body.

Boyer's body was discovered by a Campus Police officer on routine patrol, Driscoll said. Police did not know how long the body had been there, but suspected that it couldn't have been more than several hours, since the area where it was found lies on the patrol route.

The death is the second on campus in the past year. Richard N. Coggswell, an employee of F.S. Payne Elevator Company, died last September while painting the floor of an elevator machine room on the roof of Building E19.