Body pulled from Mass. river is La Mesa girl

Abigail Luker, 5, was on vacation with family

SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. - Massachusetts authorities say a body recovered from the Connecticut River is a 5-year-old La Mesa girl who went missing over the July Fourth weekend.

A spokeswoman for the Northwestern district attorney's office announced Wednesday that the state medical examiner has confirmed that the body pulled from the river in South Hadley last week is Abigail Luker.

Abigail disappeared July 6 while visiting Massachusetts with her family. She was last seen on a dock on the river.

Her body was recovered July 10 about 500 yards downstream.

The death is considered an accident.

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