TRURO — The body that washed up on beach in North Truro on June 9 has been identified through dental records to be that of Marc-Olivier Czarnecki, a 51-year-old math professor at the Université de Montpellier in Montpellier, France.
Czarnecki was last seen on May 22 with Hyannis resident Carole Madru, a wound care specialist with the Visiting Nurse Association, who had been treating a Provincetown patient that day.
Madru and Czarnecki left Madru’s car in her patient’s waterfront parking lot at 397 Commercial St. and embarked on a kayaking journey that took both their lives. Madru, 50, was found the next day washed up near 538 Shore Road, in North Truro.
Czarnecki’s body remained in the water for 17 days before it was discovered at 178 Shore Road.
A single red-orange kayak was found near Madru’s body. It appears that both Czarnecki and Madru were kayaking in a single-seater kayak when they died.
Tara Miltimore, spokeswoman for Cape & Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe’s office, confirmed Czarnecki’s identity last week. O’Keefe stated no foul play is suspected.
Madru is survived by her husband, James Madru, and two children, Cassandra, 18, and Dylan, 24. The Independent could not reach any survivors of Czarnecki, who lived in France. —K.C. Myers