Home About Archives RSS Feed

Body Found In Peru Confirmed To Be Missing Hinsdale Woman

Staff Reports
image description
PERU, Mass. — A 53-year old woman who went missing from Hinsdale was found dead in a wooded area in Peru.
 
Jacqueline Coutinho went missing in May and a K9 search, foot patrols and a helicopter were unable to locate her. Authorities searched for weeks to no avail.
 
On Tuesday, loggers found a body in the woods about one mile off of Curtin Road. 
 
A cause of death has not been revealed but there were no signs of foul play, according to authorities. 
 
"Investigators have not uncovered any indications of foul play in Ms. Coutinho's disappearance or death, nor do we believe that there is any threat to public safety connected with this sad loss," District Attorney Andrea Harrington said in a prepared statement. 
 
"We send our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Ms. Coutinho. The District Attorney's Office deeply appreciates the extensive efforts made by law enforcement and volunteers during the search and recovery efforts."
 
The skeletal remains of Coutinho were found around 9:45 a.m. Tuesday and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner confirmed her identity on Wednesday. 
 
Coutinho was last seen on Smith Road at about 10:15 that May morning. She had been in Hinsdale for only about a prior month and was there with her sister.
 
     

Support Local News

We show up at hurricanes, budget meetings, high school games, accidents, fires and community events. We show up at celebrations and tragedies and everything in between. We show up so our readers can learn about pivotal events that affect their communities and their lives.

How important is local news to you? You can support independent, unbiased journalism and help iBerkshires grow for as a little as the cost of a cup of coffee a week.

News Headlines
Pittsfield Councilors Ask for Accountability on Police Grants
SVMC To Hold Online COVID-19 Information Session
Update: Sheffield Fatal Fire Accidental
Williams College Announces Tenure for Eight Faculty Members
SVMC: COVID-19 Update January 15
City of Pittsfield Rolls Out New COVID-19 Vaccination Information Hotline
Williams College Tightens COVID-19 Restrictions Ahead of Spring Term
Pittsfield Council Gets Report on Parking, Plowing for December Storm
Adams Advertising Community Development Director Post Again
Letter: Vitamin D May Provide Covid-19 Protection

Police Logs

Pittsfield Police

North Adams

Crimewatch Links

North Adams CrimeWatch

Stamford/Clarksburg CrimeWatch

Pittsfield CrimeWatch

Emergency: 911
Adams 413-743-1212
Clarksburg 413-663-7795
Cheshire 413-743-1501
Dalton 413-684-0300
Great Barrington 413-528-0306
Lanesborough 413-443-4107
Lee 413-243-2100
Lenox 413-637-2346
North Adams 413-664-4944
Pittsfield 413-448-9700
Richmond 413-698-3315
Stockbridge 413-298-4179
Williamstown 413-458-5733
West Stockbridge 413-232-7938
State Police  
Cheshire Barracks
413-743-
4700
Lee Barracks 413-243-0600
Shaftsbury, Vt., Barracks 802-442-3263

 



Categories:
Adams (92)
Alford (0)
Becket (8)
Cheshire (23)
Clarksburg (41)
Dalton (6)
Egremont (2)
Florida (9)
Great Barrington (34)
Hancock (5)
Hinsdale (5)
Lanesborough (31)
Lee (14)
Lenox (11)
Monterey (0)
Mount Washington (1)
New Ashford (5)
New Marlborough (2)
North Adams (248)
Otis (2)
Peru (3)
Pittsfield (320)
Pownal (16)
Readsboro (17)
Richmond (10)
Sandisfield (5)
Savoy (6)
Sheffield (5)
Stamford (31)
State (1)
Stockbridge (6)
Tyringham (1)
Washington (1)
West Stockbridge (1)
Williamstown (81)
Windsor (3)
Archives:
August 2020 (1)
July 2020 (10)
June 2020 (5)
May 2020 (8)
April 2020 (3)
March 2020 (6)
February 2020 (7)
January 2020 (4)
Tags:
Armed Robbery Crime Watch Fire Vehicle Drugs Accident Robbery Mvi Heroin Search & Rescue Drug Charges Assaults Motorcycles Stabbing Murder Rape Shooting Break-ins Fatal Fraud Hit & Run Injuries Structure Fire Motor Vehicle Search Missing Persons Buglaries Firearms Pedestrians Homicide Assault Motor Vehicle Accident Burglary Veremko Larceny
Popular Entries:
Great Barrington Crashes Leave Two Dead
North Adams Woman Killed in Route 2 Crash
Man Killed by Bull in Clarksburg
Clarksburg Talks Burglary
Clarksburg Selectman Responds
North Adams Man Arraigned On Charges Of Animal Cruelty; Pleads Not Guilty
North Adams Man Crashes SUV Into Home
Fatal Accident Closes Route 8 in Adams
Drug Ring King Sentenced to Cedar Junction
Kincaid Pleads Guilty to Aggravated Rape
Recent Entries:
State Police Bust $3M Illegal Pot Growing Operation in Savoy
First-Responders Searching for Lost Hiker on Mount Greylock
Pittsfield Driver Injured in Elm Street Accident
North Adams Police Investigate Possible Shooting Incident
Williamstown Police Looking into Cemetery Vandalism
Florida Woman Dies in Motorcycle Accident
Pittsfield Fire Responds to Kitchen Blaze
Juvenile Arrested in North Adams Shooting
North Adams Police Seeking Information on Shooting Incident
Pittsfield Police Seek Information on Sunday Night Shootings