PLYMOUTH, Mass. -- Investigators say a body discovered this week in Plymouth is that of a Mashpee man who had been missing since November,
On Monday afternoon, police found Raymond Perry's body near Federal Furnace Road in Plymouth by a solar panel farm.
The DA's office confirmed the body found was Perry Tuesday afternoon, and said his death has been ruled a homicide. Officials say the cause of death is blunt force trauma and cutting wounds to the neck.
“You started to lose hope day after day that something good was gone to happen,” Perry’s neighbor Dan Bohnenberger said. “When you get finality of it, it hurts.”
State police say 64-year-old Perry was last seen weeks ago.
We’re live at 6. DA confirms body found in Plymouth is Raymond Perry and cause of death is homicide. DA says cause of death is blunt force trauma and cutting wounds to neck. pic.twitter.com/DwrMzbApFb— Robert Goulston (@rgoulston) December 19, 2017
Police spent time at the home Perry shared lived in with his son Eli. Boston 25 News learned the warrant used to search the home listed the following as items of interest: blood, saliva, hair samples, bodily fluids, weapons, pistols, rifles, ammunition, cutting instruments, axes and glass fragments. It's unclear what, if any, items were found.
Eli was arrested earlier this month, while his father was missing, for a traffic violation. Police say he was driving his father's truck and had a .38 caliber revolver in his possession illegally. He remains in custody on that charge.
There is no word on any suspects in Perry's murder.
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