CT Chief Medical Examiner declares suspicious death in Somers as a homicide


SOMERS, Conn. (WTNH) — State Police have identified the man found dead inside a vehicle off Durkee Road in Somers.

State Police identified the victim as 38-year-old Jason Comes.

Connecticut Office of the Chief Medical Examiner declares Comes’ death as a homicide with a gunshot wound of trunk with perforation of heart and lungs.

The investigation continues into his death, which State Police referred to as a suspicious death.

Police were called to this area around 10:30 a.m. Thursday. State Police said preliminary reports indicate a vehicle was located off the road in a wooded area.

State Police said a body of an adult male was located inside the vehicle.

State Police couldn’t say Thursday what they found in that car or elaborate more on what happened there.

State Police said the incident is isolated and there is no immediate threat to the public, but said it’s being investigated as a suspicious death.

They are asking anyone with any information or surveillance video to give them a call right away.

“This is a rural area, it seems to be a quiet neighborhood. So if there was anything that seemed to be out of the ordinary that certainly the people who reside around here would be aware of that, we urge them to call with anything that they think may be of assistance. We would greatly appreciate that,” said State Police Sgt. Dawn Pagan.

The road remains closed right now and it is unclear when it will reopen.

WEB EXTRA: State Police give an update on ongoing investigation on Durkee Road in Somers

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