Police: Death of Norwalk man found inside car probed as a homicide

The victim has been identified as 35-year-old John Gavilanes.

News 12 Staff

Feb 4, 2023, 9:12 PM

Updated 495 days ago

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Police say the death of a Norwalk man found inside his car early this morning was the victim of a homicide.
Police responded to a report of a car crash on Route 7 northbound in the area of Exit 2 in Norwalk at 3:19 a.m.
When police arrived, they found an individual in the driver's seat who was pronounced dead at the scene. It was later determine the incident was a homicide.
The victim has been identified as 35-year-old John Gavilanes.
Officials say this was an isolated incident and there is no threat to the public. The Western District Major Crime Squad is investigating the incident and the state's attorney for New Haven has been notified.
Anyone with information or who has a vehicle equipped with a dashcam and was driving through the area at the time of the incident is asked to contact Detective Nicholas Olivetti at (203) 696-2563.


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