Police Continue to Seek Positive ID for Two Dead Bodies in Southington

Officers have an idea of who the individuals are but are seeking positive identification and are awaiting an autopsy to determine cause of death.


Officers are continuing to seek a positive identification for two dead bodies found inside a home on Cedar Drive in Southington Wednesday afternoon, Southington Police Sgt. Jeffrey Dobratz said Thursday morning.

Police are also waiting on scene until the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Farmington is able to determine an official cause of death.

"The bodies of the deceased individuals were removed from the residence and transported to the medical examiner for further investigation," Dobratz said. "At this time we do not have a positive identification of the two deceased individuals and we are actively working to identify them."

"The Southington Police will remain on the scene pending further information from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner," he said.

The bodies were discovered Wednesday afternoon around 3 p.m. when officers responded to 27 Cedar Drive for a requested welfare check. A delivery man had gone to the home and discovered papers stacking up in front of the house.

When officers arrived, they found evidence that someone may be inside but the doors and home was locked. After gaining entry, police said two dead bodies were discovered.

The Southington Police Department and State Police Major Crime Squad were each involved in an investigation overnight, but members of the Major Crime Squad have since left the scene. Southington police remain on site pending the medical examiner's investigation.

Further details were not immediately available.


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