Burned body found in New Canaan park: Police

  • Source: WTIC-TV FOX 61 Hartford
  • Published: 08/12/2022 12:00 AM

The death of a person in a New Canaan park has been called a likely suicide after emergency crews found a body on fire Wednesday evening. Around 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, emergency crews were called to a fire at the town mulch pile on Lapham Road, which is across the street from the entrance to Waveny Park. When officers approached the site of the fire, they saw it was a body on fire. Fire crews put out the fire. The New Canaan Fire Marshal's office was on the scene as well, said police. The New Canaan Police said they were investigating along with the Connecticut State Police Western District Major Crime Squad and Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Police said in a press release, "It appears that this incident is isolated is not at all connected to the Jennifer Dulos case. Preliminary evidence does support that this incident is most likely a suicide." Jennifer Dulos' Chevy Suburban was found in Waveny Park the day she was last seen alive, May 24, 2019.


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