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Cockaponset State Forest in Chester reopens after police investigation

An unresponsive male was located by officials and pronounced deceased at the scene.
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Cockaponset State Forest

CHESTER, Connecticut — Cockaponset State Forest in Chester was closed Tuesday due to a "law enforcement investigation," according to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

Officials said DEEP EnCon Police, State Police, and Chester firefighters responded to the Pattaconk Recreation area for reports of an unresponsive male.

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The male was pronounced deceased at the scene, officials wrote in a release.

An investigation is ongoing, and the Office of the Chief State Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy.

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The park has since re-opened.

Additional details have not yet been released.

This is a developing story.

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