Police release sketch of dead man found in Shetucket River

A sketch of the man whose body was found July 22, 2017, in the Shetucket River in Norwich and the clothes in which he was found are seen in this composite of image released by the Norwich Police Department on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. Police are asking the public's help to identify the man. (Courtesy of Norwich Police Department)
A sketch of the man whose body was found July 22, 2017, in the Shetucket River in Norwich and the clothes in which he was found are seen in this composite of image released by the Norwich Police Department on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. Police are asking the public's help to identify the man. (Courtesy of Norwich Police Department)

Norwich — Police are seeking the public's help to identify a man who was found dead in the Shetucket River on July 22.

The man is described as being around 6 feet tall, weighing roughly 200 pounds and between 45 and 60 years old. He had brown eyes, medium-length brown hair and a brown-gray beard, police said in a news release issued Friday.

He was found wearing tan cargo shorts with a size 34 waist and an extra-large, olive-colored plaid, button-down, short-sleeve shirt.

His body was reported floating in the Shetucket River at 8:37 p.m. July 22 in an area just off of Hamilton Avenue, near Palmer Street, by two people fishing in the area. He appeared to have been dead for a period of time, police said.

The official cause of death still is undetermined, pending further results from the state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, though police say no foul play is suspected.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of this person is asked to call Investigator Steven Schmidt or Investigator Christopher Hawrylik at (860) 886-5561, ext. 6, or the Norwich Police Department's anonymous tip line at (860) 886-5561, ext. 4.

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