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Update: Body Found in Mansfield Hollow State Park

Connecticut State Police recovered a body in Mansfield Hollow State Park Tuesday morning.

Update - June 29, 7:30 p.m.:

Connecticut State Police on Friday identified the body found Tuesday in Mansfield Hollow State Park as William G. Murphy.

A preliminary investigation showed Murphy had taken his own life, according to an article published in the Journal Inquirer on June 28.

State Police spokesman Lt. J. Paul Vance confirmed Friday that there was “no criminal aspect” to the case.

Update - June 27, 12 p.m.:

Authorities are continuing their investigation into the body recovered Tuesday at Mansfield Hollow State Park, but police said Wednesday the park is safe.

Sgt. Richard Cournoyer, of the Mansfield Resident State Trooper’s Office, said the case does not present a threat to citizens at this time, and that there "appeared to be no suspicious or criminal activity" found at the scene at the time of the incident.

Check back with Mansfield-Storrs Patch for updates as they become available.

Original Story:

A body was found Tuesday morning in the area of Mansfield Hollow State Park, authorities said.

Connecticut State Police spokesman Lt. J. Paul Vance confirmed that police are investigating an "untimely death." Police have not released the identity of the person found.

The incident is currently under investigation.

Gary Kanabay June 27, 2012 at 03:18 PM
I hope there is some news soon; my wife and I have been running through the park there for over 20 years and are wondering about our safety. We appreciate you keeping us updated. Thanks.
Elyssa M. Millspaugh June 27, 2012 at 04:24 PM
Thank you, Gary. This article has been updated as of 12 p.m. Wednesday, June 27. I will provide updates as they become available.
kaz June 27, 2012 at 08:54 PM
It was a suicide of a local man
Robert Dean June 29, 2012 at 03:33 AM
I was a personal friend of this person. There is no safety risk to anyone.
Todd June 30, 2012 at 05:03 PM
Pretty safe if you have been going there 20 years with no problem...


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