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Police: Missing Man Found Dead

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Developing NewsMERIDEN — A 55-year-old who was reported missing last week has been found dead, police said Friday.

Thomas Benarro appears to have died as a result of a fall, Lt. Sal Nesci said. Local officers, working with state police, found his body in a wooded area not far from his home about 6 p.m. Thursday, he said.

He as last seen alive at his South Meriden home about 3 p.m. Sept. 21.

An autopsy is scheduled to determine the exact cause of death, which police believe was an accident.

By Christine Dempsey, Hartford Courant

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