Naugatuck police identify man found in Naugatuck River on Tuesday, release cause of death


NAUGATUCK, Conn. (WTNH) – Naugatuck Police have identified the man whose body was found in the Naugatuck River on Tuesday.

During a press conference on Thursday, Naugatuck police identified him as 30-year-old George Fiallos of Waterbury.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy and ruled the cause of death as pending further studies.

On Tuesday around 3:41 p.m., officers responded to the area of Platts Mill Road and Radnor Avenue for the report of a possible body in the Naugatuck River.

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Emergency responders were able to locate the body and confirm the person was dead. On Wednesday, officials confirmed the body was of an adult male.

Naugatuck police said the circumstances leading to Fiallos’ death are still being investigated. Fiallos was last seen in Waterbury on Friday, July 16, but he was never reported missing.

Police are continuing to handle the incident as a criminal investigation, but say there is no threat to the public.

Anyone with information or who had contact with Fiallos is asked to contact Naugatuck Police.

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