The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, October 9, 2009

Body of missing person found near Carlisle line

The body of an 83-year old Concord resident missing since September 19 was found Tuesday, October 6, in dense woods off Pope Road near the Carlisle border, according to Acton Police Lt. Robert Parisi. Police had searched unsuccessfully for Richard Nethercut, concentrating on the Nashoba Brooks Conservation Area in Acton after his car was noticed in the parking lot on September 26. Carlisle Police Officers Stephen Mack and Ronald Holsinger assisted in the search.

His body was found by two people searching the woods for him, about a mile from his vehicle, near the outer edge of the area searched by police. No signs of foul play were mentioned, but the police investigation remains open pending the report from the medical examiner.

According to information on, Nethercut had been a volunteer in prison outreach, in part to honor the memory of his daughter, who was murdered in 1978. ∆

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