Body found at Naugatuck River identified as adult male, criminal investigation ongoing

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NAUGATUCK, Conn. (WTNH) — Naugatuck Police Deputy Chief Colin McAllister confirmed human remains have been found in the area near the Naugatuck River Tuesday.

Wednesday afternoon Naugatuck Deputy Police Chief Colin McCallister confirmed to News 8 an adult male was found dead at the river.

“We are continuing to treat this as criminal until we have evidence that proves it otherwise,” the deputy chief said.


At around 3:41 p.m. Tuesday, Naugatuck Police and Fire Department responded to the area of Platts Mill Road and Radnor Avenue to investigate a possible body in the Naugatuck River.

Police said emergency personnel were able to locate the body and confirm the person was deceased.

Prior to responding to the scene, Naugatuck Police received a call from a hiker who believed they had discovered a body in the area.

The scene was processed by Naugatuck Police Detectives with assistance from CSP Central District Major Crime Squad. Additional support was provided by Beacon Falls Fire Department Water Rescue Team.

WEB EXTRA: Naugatuck Police Deputy Chief Colin McAllister shares the latest on the investigation

The investigation into this incident is ongoing at this time.

If anyone has information or has seen anything suspicious in the area in the days or weeks leading up to today, they are being asked to call Naugatuck Police Detective Division at (203) 729-5221.

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