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May 19, 2013

Update: Police continue to probe death at Pond View

Massachusetts State Police. Gloucester Police and detectives assigned to the Essex County District Attorney’s office are investigating the death of a 29-year-old Danvers man who was reportedly either struck or run over by a car early Saturday morning on LePage Lane in West Gloucester’s Pond View Village housing complex.

Gloucester Police Chief Leonard Campanello said this morning he could not comment on what remains an ongoing investigation, and referred all calls to the District Attorney’s Office.

Carrie Kimball Monahan, speaking for the office of Essex DA Jonathan Blodgett, said the 911 call reporting the incident came at 1:41 a.m. Saturday indicated that “a man had been struck by a car at 39 LePage Lane.”

The victim, identified now as Michael J. Linscott of Danvers, was taken to Addison Gilbert Hospital where he was later pronounced dead, Monahan said.

“The driver of the motor vehicle is cooperating with the investigation and no arrests have been made,” she said in an email to the Times, adding that authorities were still “sorting out” the details of the incident. While she did not indicate the focus of any investigation, however, the release from the DA’s office referred to the case only as “an incident” in which Linscott died; it does not refer to it as a car-pedestrian or any other sort of “accident.”

Authorities have not released the name or address of the driver as of this morning.

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