Published On: Thu, Sep 27th, 2018

Massachusetts: Missing man Christopher Ganieany identified as body found in wooded South Hadley area

A body found the woods of South Hadley, Massachusetts, has been identified as Christopher Ganieany, a missing Ludlow man.

Ganieany, 26, was found dead on Monday and detectives are working to determine what led up to Ganieany’s death, according to South Hadley Police Chief Steven Parentela.

Parentela told 22News South Hadley police and Massachusetts State Police are working together on the case.

“The investigation is ongoing,” said South Hadley Police Chief Steve Parentela. “We have some questions about the circumstances that we’re going to be investigating.”

The medical examiner is currently in the process of determining cause of death.

Christopher Ganieany

Police had been searching the area for Ganieany when the body was found. He went missing on September 1.

The family published a GoFundMe for funeral expenses:

On September 1st my twin brother, Christopher Ganieany, 26 , went missing after last being seen at the South Hadley, MA Big Y World Class Supermarket.  My family and I have spent every day and night since September 1st searching, praying for his safety and that he would return home.  Multiple Facebook posts were created and received more than 2.5k shares thanks to the community and the local news.  A long and horrible 3 weeks later on September 24th, the search came to an end when Christopher was found, deceased, 3 days before our 27th birthday.

We are left with no answers in regards to what happened to Christopher or how he passed away.   All we know is that we will never see him again and that nobody deserves what happened to him.  My brother was a good person who had the rest of his life to look forward to. I am sincerely reaching out to anyone who sees this fundraiser to help out my family and I.   All of the funds raised will be put towards the fees for his funeral and towards hiring a lawyer to help us get the answers we need.

Chris leaves behind his parents, twin brother, uncles, cousins, friends, extended family, and his beloved chihuahua Bear and his fiesty cat, Lily.

Thank you very much for taking the time to read our story, and we hope you can find it in your heart to donate! All donations of all sizes are greatly appreciated and will help give my family and I the closure we so desperately need.


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