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John J. Rosenberger


An autopsy has been completed but no cause of death determined in the case of John J. Rosenberger, the Arlington resident found at or near the Fresh Pond Golf Course in March.

Rosenberger had been missing since December, and the state medical examiner conducted tests from March through September to determine the cause of death. As of August, the medical examiner had a backlog of 851 cases and a median turnaround time of 84 days. Rosenberger’s body was cremated in March while tests continued.

Rosenberger’s death certificate says an autopsy was performed, but that the manner of death “could not be determined.” The report is dated Sept. 16 and was received by the Cambridge City Clerk’s Office on Sept. 23. Rosenberger’s body was pronounced dead on the morning of March 23, according to the certificate.

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