23-year-old man’s body found along East Lyme road

New London

EAST LYME, Conn. (WTNH) — The East Lyme Police Department is investigating after a man’s body was found along a road on Tuesday night.

According to police, officers responded to the scene at around 10 p.m., after the deceased man was spotted off the roadway on West Society Road, in the area of the exit 73 off ramp.

On Wednesday, police identified the man as 23-year-old Jonathan Dawson, of Bridgeport. The chief medical examiner has determined his cause of death to be a gunshot wound.

East Lyme Police and Connecticut State Police’s Major Crimes Unit are now working in collaboration.

They believe there is no threat to the public.

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