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Connecticut State Police Patch STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Public Safety
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
 
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 6, 2007

** UPDATE **

Body Identified

BODY DISCOVERED AT THE SCENE OF A REPORTED FIRE

MERRITT PARKWAY IN GREENWICH CT

   On Wednesday night, June 27th, 2007 at approximately 10:35 p.m. several 911 calls were received reporting a brush fire in the wooded area adjacent to the off ramp of exit 29 Northbound on the Merritt Parkway in Greenwich CT. Greenwich Fire Department responded to the scene and upon extinguishing the fire discovered the body of a burned deceased male. The State Police responded to the scene and secured the area as a crime scene.

   State Police Detectives from the Major Crime Squad responded to the scene and began to process the crime scene for physical and forensic evidence. The on scene investigation continued through the night and morning hours.

   The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will be retrieving the body of the deceased and transporting the body to the M.E.’s Office where a post mortem examination will be conducted. The Medical Examiner will attempt to determine the cause and manner of death. The medical examiner will also attempt to provide State Police Detectives with some information with regards to the male’s race and physical descriptors. Working with that information State Police Detectives will be attempting to identify the deceased.

   Anyone with information in regards to this incident can call the State Police at Troop G at (203) 696-2500.

   UPDATE:  Today, 07/06/07, the Office of the Chief State’s Medical Examiner completed the post mortem examination of the male who was found on Rt. 15 on 6/27/07. The Greenwich Fire Dept respondedto extinguish a brush fire adjacent to the parkway and discovered the deceased body.

   A suspicious death investigation was initiated by the Connecticut State Police Western District Major Crime Squad.

   A positive identification was made by the Medical examiner.The  deceased is identified as:

      FRANCISCO  AGUIRRE,  age 25

       122 Rose Circle

       Middletown, CT

      State Police Major Crime Squad is continuing this suspicious death investigation.

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