Police investigate death of man found on highway ramp

January 8, 2019

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — 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.

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