A mom looking for her missing son headed to the spot where he used to go to use PCP. She found him lying dead in the snow.
Here’s what happened, according to police spokesman Officer Dave Hartman:
At about 4:30 p.m. Thursday, EMTs, firefighters, and police responded to a report of an unconscious man found at Kimberly Field, near Ella Grasso Boulevard and Kimberly Avenue in the Hill neighborhood. A paramedic pronounced the 27-year-old man dead.
The man’s mother told police she’d found him lying in the snow. He had been missing since Dec. 30. He had a history of using PCP in the field, and his mom had gone there to look for him.
Police conducted a forensic investigation. Death investigators removed the body to the state medical examiner’s office.
“There were no obvious signs of trauma resulting from a criminal act,” Hartman said. “The forensic investigation is now in the hands of the [medical examiner]‘s office.”
In other police news, according to Hartman:
Gunfire Hits Home: At 11:40 p.m. on Thursday, police responded to a home on Ferry Street on reports of gunfire. Tenants had run for cover at the sound of gunshots. They found two bullet holes in the wall and two in the ceiling. “Officer Leonardo Soto found a projectile on the living room floor and Sgt. Rich Miller found a bunch of shell casings on Grafton Street,” Hartman said.
Police are investigating whether the gunfire was in retaliation for an alleged assault on the boyfriend of the sister of one of the tenants.
1 Woman, 5 Warrants: At 6 a.m. on Thursday, a 22-year-old woman walked into police headquarters and turned herself in on five outstanding warrants for a long list of crimes from from 2011 and 2012. She was wanted for: “4 incidents of breach of peace, assault 3rd, assault 2nd, criminal mischief 3rd, criminal mischief 2nd, 2 incidents of threatening 2nd, 2 incidents of failing to appear in court 2nd, failing to appear in court 1st and burglary in the 1st degree,” Hartman said.
Reindeer Games: At about 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday a cop in Westville was called by a woman who said two of the reindeer ornaments on her lawn “had been ‘rearranged’ so that they ‘appear to be mating,’” Hartman said.
“There will be no investigation.”
For block-by-block year-to-date crime info, check the Independent’s Crime Log.