Police investigate untimely death in Berlin

Earlier today, the Berlin Police Department began an investigation into an untimely death of an elderly woman on Deming Road.
Published: Jul. 2, 2022 at 5:37 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 2, 2022 at 11:34 PM EDT
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BERLIN, Conn. (WFSB) - Earlier today, the Berlin Police Department began an investigation into an untimely death of an elderly woman on Deming Road.

Officers were unable to identify the cause of death or the circumstances leading up to the victims death, according to police.

“We don’t really know if the person died of natural causes or something else that occurred, that’s why we did the investigation we did today,” said Lt. Drew Gallupe, Division Commander Berlin Police Department.

Around 9am on Saturday morning, a Berlin Police Officer patrolling the area came across a man who appeared distressed outside of the victims home.

Police discovered a deceased elderly female, who is a family member to the man.

Police say the woman is a Berlin resident but have not identified her yet.

“We do not believe there is any danger to the public. What happened here is what happened at residence,” said Lt. Gallupe.

Neighbors on this street did not wish to go on camera but all shared similar interactions with the residents of this home.

One neighbor described them as quiet and private.

Several shared  that they had not seen the elderly woman in over a year, with one person saying before the pandemic.

The victim is being sent to the State Medical Examiners Office to conduct an autopsy and determine a cause of death.

An officer was on patrol and stopped at the residence when he found a man outside of the home distraught.