Connecticut State Police Patch STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Public Safety
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
May 20, 2011

   On 05/19/11, at approximately 9:00 a.m., State Police received a complaint reporting that JEFFREY M. FRANCIS had left his residence for a brief time and was expected to return.  When he did not return as expected, family members reported him missing to State Police Troop F in Westbrook.

   Troopers broadcast a description of the missing person’s vehicle to all police agencies.  The car was located near Lake Beseck in Middlefield.

   Troopers searched for the missing man utilizing State Police K-9 teams, manpower and the State Police Dive Team.

   On 05/20/11 at approximately 1:10 p.m., JEFFREY FRANCIS was found deceased in Lake Beseck just off of King Road in Middlefield by members of the State Police Dive Team.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.

   The State Police investigation has determined that there appears to be no criminal aspect to this death. A post-mortem examination will be conducted by the Office of the Chief State’s Medical Examiner to determine the manner and cause of death.


LT. J. Paul Vance