Police say death of man found on highway ramp is homicide

Published on Tuesday, 8 January 2019 11:09
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EAST HARTFORD - Connecticut State Police are now calling the death of a man whose body was found on a highway ramp a homicide.

Troopers responded to the exit 4 off ramp of Route 2 west in East Hartford at about 3:30 a.m. Tuesday after passers-by reported someone lying in the travel lane.

Troopers determined that the man was down in the right shoulder of the ramp, partially in the travel lane.

Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.

Investigators are working to identify the man. Police described him as a black male.

The medical examiner will perform an autopsy to determine a cause of death.

The ramp was closed during the morning commute.

Posted in New Britain Herald, General News, State on Tuesday, 8 January 2019 11:09. Updated: Tuesday, 8 January 2019 11:44.