Police investigating death of New London man

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New London — An unresponsive person found in a city residence was transported to Lawrence + Memorial Hospital on Saturday and pronounced dead, prompting an investigation.

Fire department and medic crews were called to 24 Rogers St. shortly after noon for a report of an unconscious male, and they called in police after arriving to the scene, according to a release issued by police Saturday evening. The man was transported to L+M, where he was pronounced dead, the release said.

Police identified the man as 52-year-old Anthony Johnson, who was living at the residence. Police said the cause of death was not known Friday. Narcotics evidence and paraphernalia were found at the scene and an autopsy has been scheduled, according to the release.  The State Attorney's Office and Office of the Chief Medical Examiner have been notified and were assisting in the investigation.

Police are asking anyone with any information about Johnson's death to contact the city police department's Detective Division by calling (860) 447-1481 or to submit an anonymous tip via its Tips 411 system.

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