Police identify father, son found dead in Branford

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BRANFORD, Conn. (WTNH)– Police have identified the father and son who were found dead at a Branford apartment complex on Monday evening.

Police have identified the men as 71-year-old David Wells, and his son, 36-year-old Jason Wells.

According to police, a family member called 911 after finding them dead at around 6:18 p.m. at 11 Florence Road, apt 2C.

“My God, I mean it’s quiet up here, I mean we don’t have anything like that to tell you the truth,” said Barry Fanelli, a neighbor.

When police arrived to the apartment in the Branford Hills, they say the victims had signs of trauma.

Several neighbors who live close by tell News 8 that they didn’t hear anything. Only one saw some officers. But for the most, they told us it was very quiet night just like most nights along Florence Road.

“It’s scary and it’s unfortunate, you know with everything going on in this world, but I feel safe here,” said Joyce Wilson, a neighbor.

“I mean Branford’s a safe town. So hopefully it’s an isolated situation and it’s taken care of,” said Jennifer Jackson, a neighbor.

“I don’t know what to tell you, I didn’t hear a thing,” said Fanelli.

Something that’s important to note about this case is that Branford police say there is no immediate threat to the public.

At this time, the scene is secured. Both Branford Police and Connecticut State Police Major Crimes Squad are investigating.

Police have ruled out homicide as a cause of death for both men. Final cause of death is awaiting toxicology results.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Branford Police: 203-481-4241.

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