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Groton City Police seeking identity of body found in Thames River

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Groton — City police said they have not yet identified the man whose body was recovered from the Thames River Saturday.

The person appears to be an Asian male, approximately 30 to 40 years old, according to Sgt. Patricia Lieteau.

Groton City detectives have called other law enforcement agencies to check for missing person reports fitting the description, Lieteau said. The body has been turned over to the state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, which will perform an autopsy.

Boaters spotted the body, which appeared to have been in the river for some time, in the area of the Gold Star Bridge at about 6:30 p.m.

City police recovered the body, brought it ashore and turned it over to the state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

"We don't know exactly where it originated from," Lieteau said. "Maybe the tide brought it in."

Anyone with information should call Groton City Police at (860) 445-2451.



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