Man arrested after untimely death in Old Saybrook; police investigating


OLD SAYBROOK, Conn. (WTNH) — Police have arrested an adult male after investigating an untimely death in Old Saybrook Friday night.

At approximately 6:30 p.m., police responded to 11 Turnstone Road for an unconscious, unresponsive person.

Police say after life-saving measures, an adult male was pronounced deceased. Police identified the deceased male as 53-year-old Michael Sanders of Old Lyme.

The matter was deemed suspicious and police secured a crime scene which included the inside and outside of 11 Turnstone Road, according to police.

Early Saturday morning police obtained a Search and Seizure Warrant and seized numerous pieces of physical evidence including cell phones, cocaine, narcotics, a handgun, a vehicle, and drug paraphernalia.

After an initial investigation, police arrested 42-year-old John Lambe and charged him with two counts of Risk of Injury to a Minor. Police say he was also in possession of cocaine. Lambe is being held on $75,000 bond.

Old Saybrook Police Department: 42-year-old John Lambe

“The matter has been deemed an isolated incident,” said Old Saybrook Chief Michael A. Spera, “The public is
not in danger. Our criminal investigation remains active and additional charges are possible.”

This is a developing story. Stay with News 8 for updates.

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