Police: Death of Stamford man Russell Pinto is 'suspcious'

Stamford police say the death of a man whose body was found in a townhouse was a homicide.

Stamford police say the death of a man whose body was found in a townhouse was a homicide. (4/8/13)

STAMFORD - A 45-year-old man was found dead in Stamford's South Side yesterday, and police are calling the death suspicious.

Investigators say Russell Pinto was discovered in his apartment, located at 329 Sylvan Knoll Road. He had severe trauma to his body, although the exact cause of death remains unclear. An autopsy is set to be performed tomorrow.

Police say they're trying to determine where Pinto was for a span of four hours on Saturday night. He was unaccounted for between the hours of 8 p.m. and 12 a.m., and then was found dead on Sunday.

Harley Dissett, who lives two doors down from the victim, says he was shocked to hear the news. Dissett says he had to break the news to Pinto's relatives, who were heartbroken.

Pinto's family declined to comment when contacted by News 12 Connecticut.

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Stamford Police : 203-977-4417

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