STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Emergency Services &
Connecticut State Police
Public Information Office
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
||Colonel Danny R. Stebbins|
Division of State Police
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 6, 2013
** UPDATE **
STATE POLICE RECOVER DECEASED MALE IN ESSEX
On 08/04/13 Connecticut State Police received a complaint regarding a missing male subject who had been staying at the Griswold Inn in Essex. A search of the area was initiated by State Police K-9 teams, divers, patrol Troopers and Detectives. The search was secured in the early morning hours of 8/5/13.
On Monday, 08/05/13, a deceased male was located in the water near the Essex Island Marina off Ferry & Pratt Streets. He was pronounced dead at the scene and tentatively identified as the missing male. He was transported for a post mortem examination to be conducted by the Office of the Chief States Medical Examiner to determine the manner and cause of death.
On Tuesday, 08/06/13, the deceased male was positively identified as RICHARD CIANFLONE, DOB: 12/17/83, of 106 Overlook in Valhalla, New York. The medical examiner determined that the cause of death as drowning.
State Police Detectives have, to date, not determined any criminal aspect in this case.
LT. J. Paul Vance
Content Last Modified on 8/6/2013 3:36:02 PM