CT DEEP identifies hiker found dead at Lover’s Leap State Park

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NEW MILFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Officials are investigating after a hiker was found dead at Lover’s Leap State Park Sunday. 

CT DEEP EnCon police, New Milford police, the Water Witch Fire Company of New Milford, and Newtown Underwater Search and Rescue responded to a report of a missing hiker in the park.

The hiker was last seen by the people he was hiking down with from an overlook within the park.

The hiker was later located in Lake Lillinonah deceased. He was identified as 39-year-old  Joao P. Lucas, of Danbury.

The State Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will determine cause and manner of death.

DEEP EnCon Police are investigating the incident.

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