Dickson “Joel” De Los Reyes, Massachusetts Man Who Mysteriously Disappeared After Lyft Ride, Found Dead in Swamp

A 24-year-old man who disappeared in Massachusetts after leaving a party in a Lyft vehicle has been found dead, authorities say.

The body of Dickson “Joel” De Los Reyes was found in a swamp in the town of Revere Friday night, police said.

De Los Reyes was last seen entering a rideshare car at 3:42 a.m. on June 11. Fourteen minutes later, the Lyft ride ended and De Los Reyes dialed 911, but the call oddly disconnected, according to Massachusetts State Police.

Numerous attempts to call back the number and determine the location of the phone have failed. Police believe the call was made near the American Legion Highway in Revere and De Los Reyes’ phone was off.

A State Police Air Wing flight crew conducted an aerial search and spotted the 24-year-old at the Rumney Marsh Reservation along Highway 107. Divers later recovered the body soon after. after 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Officials said the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner – which reviews “deaths that occurred in violent, suspicious or unexplained circumstances” – will conduct a post-mortem examination of De Los Reyes.

The Suffolk County State Police Detective Unit is conducting an ongoing investigation into the facts and circumstances of the case. Police have not yet said whether they suspect foul play.

“At this moment, there is not a word of comfort that can console [his parents] because it’s too hard a success,” De Los Reyes’ friend Regino Ortez told Telemundo Nueva Inglaterra in Spanish. “That, for them right now, is striking, the pain that they are feeling.”

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