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23-year-old Bridgeport man identified after body was found on the side of the road in East Lyme

Part of West Society Road is closed for the investigation

EAST LYME, Conn. — East Lyme Police are investigating after a dead body was found on the side of the road Tuesday night. 

Police said they had received a call around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, reporting the body found on West Society Road between Dean Road and Exit 73 off I-95. 

When police arrived, they had found a deceased adult male.

Officers identified the man as 23-year-old Jonathan Dawson of Bridgeport.

According to the Chief Medical Examiner's office, Dawson suffered a gunshot wound and his death has now been ruled a homicide.

East Lyme Police say the case remains under active investigation in conjunction with the Connecticut State Police Eastern District Major Crime Squad, Bridgeport Police Department and the New London State’s Attorney’s Office.

There is no indication that any continued safety threat exists in the area of this crime, officials said.

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