Body found in Barnstable pond

WCVB reports that it may be Noah Curtin
Noah Curtin

Boston's Channel Five reported Monday morning that a body believed to be that of Noah Curtin, 22, who has been missing for a month, was discovered Sunday in a pond in his hometown of Barnstable.

By Monday Noah's parents were informed by Barnstable Police that it was in fact their missing son Noah.

Barnstable Police said the body was found floating in Paddy's Pond in the Marstons Mills section of Barnstable about 8 pm Sunday night. The body's clothing and appearance resemble the missing man, but the police are awaiting a medical examiner's findings later today before making a definite identification.

Paddy's Pond is a very small body of water. Click on the image to see the map larger with surrounding area.

The cause of death also remains undetermined. Paddy's Pond is more than five miles from Noah's home, but he was known to often walk many times that distance each day.

The missing man used to call his mother, Nancy Shea, as often as five times a day, but he has not called her or anyone else since May 11.
On May 11, Curtin, known for taking long walks, sometimes for as long 10 hours, left for a walk in the Sandy Neck conservation area which covers over 1,100 acres near his West Barnstable home and has not been seen or heard from since.

Barnstable Police Chief John Finnegan informed Noah's mother of the discovery Sunday night.  He said that foul play is not suspected.

Noah Curtin had been diagnosed as having a mild form of schizophrenia.

The Register ran a story this week on the family's vigil which you can read here. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on