New London Police Investigate After Body Found in Yard

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NEW LONDON, Conn. (WTNH) – New London police are investigating after a man was found dead in the back yard of a vacant house.  New London Police Department Patrol Officers and Detectives were dispatched to 18 Gorton St.  Officers found a deceased African-American male in his thirties.  He appeared to have been dead for about a day.  The New London County States Attorney’s Office and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner were notified and are assisting with the investigation.

At this time, the cause of death remains under investigation, however, no suspicious activity is believed to have been involved.  The identity of the deceased male is not being released until proper notification of his family is made.

Anyone who has information concerning this incident is encouraged to contact the New London Police Department’s Detective Division at 860-447-1481 or anonymous information can be submitted via the New London Tips 411 system.

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