New Canaan police are investigating the death of a man who was found on fire in the wooded area of Waveny Park on Wednesday night.
Officers responded to Waveny Park around 8:45 p.m. after a report of a possible fire in the woods on Lapham Road near the town mulch pile. A passerby called police and reported that the fire was in the woods and off the road, police said.
According to police, responders found the fire and observed a body lying flat on the ground engulfed in flames. Police said preliminary evidence suggested the incident is most likely a suicide.
Police said this appears to be an isolated incident and “not at all connected to the Jennifer Dulos case.”
Identification of the man found dead is pending, as is the notification of his next of kin, police said.
An investigation into the incident is ongoing by the New Canaan Police Investigative Section with the assistance of the Connecticut State Police Western District Major Crime Squad and Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.