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Toxicology results pending for man found dead off I-84

May 9, 2019

DANBURY — It may be six to eight weeks before the cause of death is known for the man whose body was found off Interstate 84 last week.

Herbert Ruehle, 63, was found dead May 2 in a grassy area near the Exit 4 ramp. His body was discovered by highway workers, who called police.

There was no indication of foul play, police said.

Ruehle’s body has been positively identified by family, the state Medical Examiner’s Office said Thursday, but the cause of his death remains unknown.

The office is awaiting toxicology test results, which can take six to eight weeks.

Ruehle’s death is being investigated by Connecticut State Police. No updates were given Thursday.

Ruehle was homeless at the time of his death, but once lived in neighboring Putnam County, N.Y.

State police originally reported that Ruehle was from Carmel, N.Y., but Carmel police said his last known residence was in adjacent Kent, N.Y.

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