(NEW HAVEN,Conn./CBS Connecticut)  – The body of a man was pulled from the Quinnipiac River east of the Grand Avenue Bridge in New Haven Tuesday afternoon. The discovery was made around 1  o’clock.

Police say the man is white , believed to be in his   fifties.He has gray hair, a brown moustache and beard and a scar on his sternum,likely from surgery  some time ago. He was wearing  camouflage pants, an olive  drab  jacket, a  solid green t-shirt, gray and brown Starter brand  sneakers and gray hospital-style socks.

There is no indication how he ended up in the water. Detectives are  treating the death as a potential crime.

Police  believe they know who the man is, but are  nonetheless  looking into recent missing persons reports.


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