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Unknown body found in wooded section of Norwich

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A body was found in a wooded area of Norwich on Tuesday. (WFSB) A body was found in a wooded area of Norwich on Tuesday. (WFSB)
NORWICH, CT (WFSB) -

Police in Norwich are seeking the public's help to identify a body of a man found in a wooded area of the city.

The remains were found off of Norwich Avenue near its intersection with Hunters Road in early April, according to police.

Investigators said the remains belong to a man between the ages of 30 and 45, who stood between 5'8" and 6' tall with a thin build.

The man also had surgery on his right ankle, as was evident by a surgical screw.

He was found wearing a long sleeve white T-shirt, Wrangler jeans that were 32" to 34" in waist size, a dark-colored belt and black size 10.5 Avia sneakers with white soles.

It's believed the man has been dead for at least six month.

Police said it's unknown how the man died. However, his death is considered to be suspicious.

"That's really shocking," Norwich resident Ryan Rondo said. "Six months that's really a long time."

The area, which is near some railroad tracks and the Shetucket River, is known to be frequented by homeless people.

"I have seen people walking the tracks as I'm down here hitting balls," Will Lee, who grew up in neighborhood, said. "And stuff like that."

Norwich police, along with the state Division of Scientific Services, are investigating the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Norwich Police Department's detective division at 860-886-5561, extension 156 or 157.

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