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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 2, 2009

                    STATE POLICE INVESTIGATE DEATH IN DERBY

   On 01/02/09, at approximately 11:00 p.m., State Police Major Crime Detectives were requested to respond to a restaurant parking lot in Derby to conduct an investigation into an incident that resulted in the death of a male suspect.  The request was made by the Milford State’s Attorney’s Office and the Derby Chief of Police.

   Upon arrival of State Police Central District Major Crime Squad Detectives to the scene, they learned that an altercation had taken place in the parking lot of the River Restaurant located at 656 New Haven Avenue in Derby. Derby Police were called to respond to this altercation.

   Upon arrival, the Derby Officer observed a violent altercation between the deceased and two males subjects.   The deceased was handcuffed by the Derby Officer and suddenly exhibited signed of medical distress. Emergency Care was provided and EMS was summoned to the scene. The deceased was transported by ambulance to Yale New Haven Hospital where shortly after arrival to the Emergency Department he was pronounced dead. The Derby scene was secured by Local Police officers, and the State Police Major Crime Investigators were requested to conduct this investigation.

   The deceased has been identified as JAMES THIERINGER Jr.,DOB:1/12/65, 33 Elizabeth St., Ansonia, Ct.  A post mortem examination was conducted by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. The medical examiner will study the findings to determine the manner and cause of death.

   State Police Detectives worked through the night, documented and examined the scene, and gathered all physical and forensic evidence.  In addition, numerous witnesses were interviewed to determine the facts and circumstances of this incident.

   State Police Detectives are seeking all witnesses who may have seen anything in the parking lot or any part of this incident. Witnesses are asked to contact State Police at Troop-I (203) 393-4200. All calls will be kept confidential.

   The State Police investigation is continuing.

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LT. J. Paul Vance

Connecticut State Police
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