Teen death under investigation in New London

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New London — City police are investigating the death of a 17-year-old who was found unresponsive in his family home late Monday.

First responders were called to 46 Linden St. about 11:30 p.m., according to Battalion Chief Keith Nichols of the New London Fire Department. They found a 17-year-old in cardiac arrest and transported him to Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, he said.

The teen, identified by people who knew him as Luis Roman, could not be revived. He was pronounced dead shortly after his arrival at the hospital, according to a news release from police Tuesday night. The incident is under investigation by the New London Police Department, and the cause of death is pending the results of an autopsy performed by the state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, acccording to police Capt. Brian Wright.

Roman's parents were making funeral arrangements Tuesday evening and were not available to comment. Three people who were standing outside the home said the teen had worked his shift at Neon Chicken on Monday and became ill after arriving home.

Roman had competed on the New London High School wrestling team, according to Day reports. He was on track to get his high school diploma this spring, according to a young woman at the family home.

Anyone with information concerning Roman's death is urged to contact the New London police detectives at (860) 447-1481 or submit a tip anonymously by texting NLPDTip plus the information to Tip411 (847411).


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