Connecticut State Police are investigating a man's death at a state park in Pomfret.
A large police presence was seen at Mashamoquet Brook State Park Sunday morning.
The victim was identified as 60-year-old Keith Gingras.
Troopers said they were called to the park around 9:10 a.m. for reports of an unresponsive man. By the time they arrived, they said Gingras was already dead.
Police said there is no criminal aspect to the death, a notion that neighbors in the area said they were relieved to find out.
Mashamoquet Brook State Park is located off of Route 44.
"It's called the quiet corner," said Ken Corbin of Pomfret. "There's nothing happening. It's just something like out of a New England book for crying out loud."
Corbin said he moved to the area a year ago and has never regretted the decision.
"It's just a beautiful place to live," he said.
Corbin said he and his wife were surprised to see nearly 10 state police cruisers parked across the street from their home.
"My wife looked at me and she goes 'you don't think there's been a death in the park do you?'" he said.
State police confirmed that Gingras died in the park; however, there was no threat to the public.
"It's upsetting at least to this point we don't know what happened," Corbin said. "Until we understand what occurred across the street, it's a little unsettling."
Troopers have not yet released a cause of death.
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