Man who vanished after Celtics game is found dead in river

BOSTON (AP) " A Massachusetts man who vanished after attending a Boston Celtics game more than two weeks ago has been found dead in a river.

State police say they pulled the body from the Charles River on Sunday morning after a passer-by spotted it. Police on Monday confirmed it was that of 23-year-old Michael Kelleher, of Southborough.

Kelleher's parents said in a statement: "Michael was claimed by the Charles River the night of his disappearance. At 8:00 this morning, the river gave him back to us."

His parents also thanked everyone who helped in the search.

Kelleher was last seen March 29 after attending a Celtics game with a friend.

The cause of death remains under investigation.

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This story has been corrected to show Kelleher was found Sunday morning, not Sunday night.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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