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Police Find Dead Body in Birch Road Home

Police are investigating an untimely death.

A man was found dead in his Birch Road home in Avon on Monday, according to the .

Police responded to the single-family home at Birch Road to check on the homeowner after the mail carrier notified the department that an unusual amount of mail was piling up at the house. The call came in around 2:14 p.m.

Police began a "suspicious circumstances investigation" of the "unexpected death" as a result and entered the home, according to a press release the department issued at 5:46 p.m.

There was a decaying corpse inside the house, according to police records. The "preliminary investigation" did not reveal "obvious signs of foul play," the press release stated.

"There is nothing suspicious at this time," Lt. Kelly Walsh, Avon Police Department public information officer, said.

Avon detectives are still processing the scene and the Office of the State Medical Examiner is assisting the police, according to the press release

Neighbors told police that they have not seen the resident of the Birch Road house for a couple of weeks, according to Walsh.

The investigation is still ongoing and police are not releasing further information at this time. The department is not disclosing the man's identity until the next of kin is notified.

Editor's Note: This article was updated at 6:07 p.m. on Monday.

Dennis Dix, Jr. April 09, 2012 at 10:09 PM
A house number or name would be useful
Jessie Sawyer (Editor) April 09, 2012 at 10:18 PM
Dennis, out of respect for the family, Patch is not releasing the name and address at this time, as police still need to notify next of kin. Thank you for your comment though and reading Avon Patch. Jessie Sawyer Editor, Avon Patch
Lana November 09, 2012 at 09:52 PM
Hi Jessie - I'm looking to buy a property on this street, and I would like to find out the house number where the body was found. I think since it;s been more than 6 month, this info can be shared. Can you, please, let me know........Thank you Lana

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