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Watertown police identify man found dead at Echo Lake parking lot

First responders found the body of an unidentified male.

WATERTOWN, Conn. — Police in Watertown are investigating a "suspicious" death after a body was discovered in the Echo Lake parking lot on Saturday morning.

Passing drivers called police at around 7:30 a.m., reporting an unresponsive male lying in the dirt parking area of the Echo Lake conservation trail off of Ice House Road.

Police identified the man as 32-year-old Corey Scarduzio of Willimantic.

"The area is a remote parking lot. It’s not a highly traveled road but the body was discovered close to the road," Detective Mark Conway said. 

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First responders found the body of Scarduzio. The circumstances of the death appear suspicious and are being investigated, police said. The detective said the possibility of the Scarduzio being dropped off is being investigated.

Neighbors in the area say it's an unfortunate situation given the quietness of their community.

Police are asking for assistance from the public if they have any information.

This is an active investigation.

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