Police seek public’s help to ID body found in Shetucket River – News – The Bulletin – Connecticut News

Police seek public’s help to ID body found in Shetucket River – News – The Bulletin – Connecticut News

NORWICH — Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a body they say was recovered from Shetucket River on July 22. 

At 8:37 p.m., 911 dispatchers received a call reporting a possible dead body in the Shetucket River in the area of Hamilton Avenue near its intersection with Palmer Street, according to a Friday press release from police. 

Norwich police and members of the Norwich Fire Department responded to the scene, and police say two people who had been fishing in the area directed them to the body, which was floating in the water, the release said. 

According to police, the body was of a white male who appeared to have been deceased for a period of time. Detectives responded to the scene to investigate and investigators from the state’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner were requested to assist.

Police said no foul play is suspected at this time. 

On July 23, an autopsy of the body was performed, the release said, and the status of the results are undetermined, pending further studies.

Police say no identification was found at the scene and the body has not been identified at this time. Norwich detectives, the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office and the state Forensic Science Laboratory are continuing their investigation regarding the circumstances of the incident, police said.

Police released artist’s sketches Friday of the deceased, as well as a photo of the clothing the deceased was wearing: khaki cargo shorts with a size 34 waist and an olive-colored plaid button-down short sleeve shirt in size XL. 

The deceased white male is described by police as 6 feet tall,…

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