UPDATED: Police identify man found in McDonald Park in New London

New London — Police on Monday released the name of the man who was found dead in a portable toilet at McDonald Park on Saturday.

He was identified as Christopher Coons, 30, of 72 Connecticut Ave., first floor.

The official cause of death remains unknown, pending an autopsy report, according to police.

Police on Saturday launched an investigation following the discovery of a dead man in a portable toilet in McDonald Park. Police said they found Coons after responding to a 911 call at about 8:34 a.m. Saturday. The park is at the intersection of McDonald Street and Connecticut Avenue.

Police said there were no obvious signs of trauma and the death didn’t appear to be suspicious.

The New London County State’s Attorney’s Office and the state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner are assisting with the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Detective Division at (860) 447-1481.



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