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Body found along railroad tracks in Beacon Falls identified

The man had been missing from New Haven since July.
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BEACON FALLS, Conn. — Connecticut State Police have released the identity a body discovered along the railroad tracks in Beacon Falls on Friday night. 

State Police said Troop I responded at approximately 6:54 p.m. to a wooded area, ½ mile north of the Beacon Falls Train Station and Cold Springs Road in Beacon Falls for a medical. Rail service was halted for the investigation.  

Upon arrival, troopers found a white male, between the ages of 60-70 years old who appeared to be homeless and appeared to have suffered a medical episode

The man has been identified as Richard Cherhoniak, 64, of New Haven. Cherhoniak was listed as a missing person In July, by the New Haven Police Department. The Connecticut State Police would like to thank the public for their help with identifying Cherhoniak. For any questions regarding the missing person, please contact New Haven Police Department.

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The cause of death has not been determined. 

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