For Immediate Release - March 06, 2009

Announced the investigation into the death of 39 year-old Scott M. Bernard

Nantucket Chief of Police William Pittman and District Attorney Michael O'Keefe announced today the investigation into the death of 39 year-old Scott M. Bernard of 9 Cow Pond Lane, Nantucket. The deceased was found by a passerby in the roadway on Cato Lane. The passerby notified police.

At approximately 7:30 pm, Nantucket Police and Fire & Rescue responded to the scene and the victim was transported to Nantucket Cottage hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The case is under investigation as a homicide by the Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Cape & Islands District Attorney's Office and the Nantucket Police Department.

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