Authorities are investigating why the naked body of a 23-year-old Derry man was found in an Arlington, Mass., pond.

A body pulled out of Spy Pond on Tuesday has been positively identified as Cameron Raudonis-Blicker, a 2005 Pinkerton Academy graduate, according to Cara O'Brien, spokeswoman for the Middlesex District Attorney's Office.

An autopsy is being conducted by the state medical examiner's office, O'Brien said yesterday. She said there were no obvious signs of trauma to indicate a crime occurred.

She would not say if Raudonis-Blicker's death could have been accidental or a possible suicide. His identity was confirmed through fingerprints Thursday afternoon, she said.

"We are awaiting autopsy results to confirm the cause of death,"O'Brien said.

Those results may not be available for a week or two, Arlington police Capt. Richard Flynn said.

Raudonis-Blicker's body had been in the ice-cold water for days before it was spotted Tuesday afternoon, several feet from shore, by an employee at the Arlington Lodge of Elks, located on Spy Pond.

Flynn confirmed that the body was naked when found. Raudonis-Blicker'd clothes were on the shore and his car parked about a third of a mile away on Route 60, Flynn said Arlington police found identification in the clothing and contacted Derry police, Flynn said. Raudonis-Blicker's family was also contacted.

Flynn said Derry police had dealt with Raudonis-Blicker in the past and provided details on tattoos that matched up, he said.

Derry police Capt. Vern Thomas confirmed his department had been contacted by Arlington police, but said he could not comment further on the case.

Flynn said police are trying to determine why Raudonis-Blicker was in Arlington.

No one answered the door at the family's home on Pond View Drive in Derry yesterday. "He was a nice kid and a quiet kid," neighbor Kevin O'Sullivan said, declining to comment further.

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