Friday, January 6, 2006
Christmas morning tragedy at state park
Two Christmas morning hikers found the body of 20-year-old Daniel Hunt of North Billerica in a car parked about 800 feet off the roadway on one of the ski trails in the Great Brook Farm State Park. Carlisle EMTs and an ALS team from Concord responded and pronounced the man dead at the scene.
Inspector Scott Barnes of the Carlisle Police said Hunt's body had been turned over to the state police, which is normal procedure in the event of an unexpected and unattended death. On January 4 Chief Sullivan informed the Mosquito that the state medical examiner had just reported the cause of death as acute carbon monoxide poisoning. Billerica Police were notified Hunt was missing at 9 a.m. on Christmas morning, after he had failed to return home before midnight on Christmas Eve as planned. The missing persons information alerted Carlisle Police before the hikers who found the body called police.
Services for Hunt were held last Thursday in Billerica. An obituary in the Lowell Sun on December 27 stated that he was a freshman at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell and had graduated from Billerica Memorial High School with high honors.
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