Police find body of missing Wallingford man

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WALLINGFORD — Police said they have found the body of a missing man in Wallingford Tuesday morning.

Wallingford and state police said they have found 30-year-old Luc John Pentz-Tholenaar of Wallingford. Pentz-Tholenaar was found dead due to a self inflicted wound, according to police.

Pentz-Tholenaar was reported missing Monday around 7 p.m. after he hadn’t been heard from in over 24 hours.

Police said his last known communication was a work email that was sent on Monday around 12:30 p.m. Pentz-Tholenaar’s BMW was found at the preserve on Northford Road on Monday night.

A state police helicopter was in the air to help search for Pentz-Tholenaar, as well as K9 units.

Police described the terrain as being thickly wooded and having tall grass, “a huge, vast area” that is tough to search.

Pentz-Tholenaar was described as someone who loved to be outdoors, and he worked from home.