Unidentified man's body found in Lake Wepawaug in Orange

Fire crews pulled a man's body from Lake Wepawaug in Orange yesterday, leaving residents shocked and scared by the news. Police say the man's body

Fire crews pulled a man's body from Lake

Fire crews pulled a man's body from Lake Wepawaug in Orange yesterday. (Credit: News 12 Connecticut)

ORANGE - Fire crews pulled a man's body from Lake Wepawaug in Orange yesterday, leaving residents shocked and scared by the news.

Police say the man's body was seen floating face down about 15 feet from the shore behind the American Legion post. Resident Edward Blotney tells News 12 Connecticut he heard three kids made the gruesome discovery, then called police.

The man's identity is unknown. Police say there's currently no missing persons from Orange.

An autopsy will be performed by the medical examiner.

More on this topic

Body found floating in Orange

Detective Mike Morrin : 203-891-2138

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Police say a viral video of a tip 1 Police: Viral video spurred thief to return tip jar
Catherine Macari was sworn in as the Norwalk 2 Norwalk FD gets 1st female firefighter
This week's Real Possibilities report takes a look 3 Real Possibilities: Senior tax preparation
4 Long Islanders look to add to HS wrestling legacies
Suffolk PD detectives say one person was killed 5 Police: 1 person killed in Moriches accident

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Focus on Connecticut Focus on Connecticut

Features local, state and federal officials discussing the issues around southwestern Connecticut.

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut. Our Lives

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut.

Each week News 12 Connecticut introduces you to Hometown Hero

News 12 highlights people who give to the community.

We spotlight a local team each week. Connecticut Team of the Week

Each week News 12 Connecticut highlights a team from a local school.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE