Torrington police ID New Milford man after ‘untimely death’
TORRINGTON — A New Milford man is the subject of an untimely death investigation in Torrington after he was found unresponsive Friday afternoon, police officials said.
Around 1:30 p.m., Torrington police officers were called to the area of 101 Litchfield St. for a report of an unresponsive male victim.
Officers discovered a middle-aged white man lying on the ground east of the Coe Memorial Park Civic Center’s main building, according to Detective Kevin Tieman.
He said the man was identified as 57-year-old Rodney Hoyle, whose last known address was Pickett District Road in New Milford.
“The male was pronounced dead by emergency medical service personnel,” Tieman said late Friday afternoon. “At this time, Torrington police have requested (Connecticut State Police) Western District Major Crime (Squad) to assist with evidence collection and scene documentation.”
Late Friday night, Tieman said the state police major crime squad was wrapping up evidence collection. He said Hoyle’s body was transported to the medical examiner’s office in Farmington.
There was no word on a possible cause of death or whether foul play was suspected, but Tieman did say there was “no information that leads to any credible threat to our community.”
Police ask anyone with any information to call the Torrington Police Detective James Crean at 860-489-2061.