PORTSMOUTH — Police say a person found deceased on the shore of Great Bay Monday has been positively identified as a missing Eliot, Maine, man.
Portsmouth police Lt. Darrin Sargent said the confirmation came from the state medical examiner’s office on Tuesday that the deceased is Adam Camarato, 32.
He was last seen leaving Portsmouth’s Clipper Tavern on April 27. Portsmouth Police Chief Robert Merner said video images show Camarato left alone and walked along State Street toward Maine. The chief said Camarato was not walking normally, perhaps due to intoxication.
Sargent said Tuesday there is no apparent sign of foul play, but the cause and manner of Camarato’s death will be determined later by toxicology tests.
Newington Police Chief Michael Bilodeau said residents who live on the rocky beach area, on the east side of Great Bay, reported at 6:15 p.m. Monday that a body was on the shore. He said Newington police were aware of Camarato’s disappearance three weeks ago and notified Portsmouth police.
Bilodeau said Tuesday there was no identification on the deceased and his department notified the state assistant deputy medical examiner, the attorney general’s office and the Rockingham County Attorney. He said the deceased was transported to Concord for an autopsy and positive identification.
Camarato’s sister Jamie Fultz kept her brother’s disappearance in the public eye with social media posts and her own organized search parties. After Monday’s discovery in Newington, she posted a public statement calling her brother “a wonderful person.”
“Please hug your loved ones, mend fences, whatever you have to do,” she said. “Life is too short to take anything for granted.”