from a press release:
The Norwalk Police Department is investigating the death of an unidentified Hispanic male.
A motorist called 911 on Sunday at 4:39 a.m. reporting a man laying down in the roadway on Marlin Drive. The motorist stated that initially the object in the road appeared to be a pile of clothing but upon closer inspection determined that it was a person.
Officers responding to the call checked the area and located a man face down in the roadway near 32 Marlin Drive. The officers checked the man for vital signs and found none. Norwalk Hospital Paramedics responded, evaluated his medical condition and pronounced death at 4:55 a.m.
Officers observed indications of head trauma, blood on his face and noted an accumulation of blood on the pavement beneath his face.
Officers also observed that one of his front pants pockets had been turned inside out, perhaps suggesting that he was the victim of a robbery. The man did not have a wallet or identification.
The man is described as a Hispanic male in his 30′s, wearing a red short sleeve polo shirt, black jeans and black boots. The man was determined to be 5’ 7” tall, weighing 238 pounds.
Investigators canvassed the residential neighborhood and local businesses conducting interviews in an effort to learn more about the incident and determine the man’s identity.
An autopsy was conducted Monday by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Farmington. The cause of death was determined to be Blunt Traumatic Head Injury, Circumstances Pending Further Investigation.
Tuesday, as the investigation progressed, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner listed the cause of death as Blunt Traumatic Head Injury and determined the manner of death to be Homicide.
Investigators have made significant progress in determining the victim’s identity using fingerprints that were submitted for comparison using the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS). Release of the victim’s identity is pending confirmation and notification of the next of kin.
Investigators are examining all possibilities in determining the details of what occurred including the possibility that the injuries were sustained at a different physical location.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Norwalk Police:
Norwalk Police Tipline at 203-854-3111
Anonymous Internet tips can be submitted via the anonymous tip link at the Norwalk Police website at: www.norwalkpd.com
Anonymous text tips can be submitted by typing “NPD” into the text field, followed by the message, and sending it to CRIMES (274637)