October 19, 2020

Police: Man found dead in submerged vehicle at Oxford park

Updated


OXFORD — A man’s body was found in a submerged vehicle at the Jackson Cove town park early Tuesday morning, officials said.

Connecticut State Police said troopers from the Troop A barracks responded to the water at Jackson Cove after a 911 caller reported a car in the water shortly before 12:30 a.m.

Oxford Fire Chief Scott Pelletier said fire units also responded, along with a dive team from the Newtown Fire Department.


Pelletier said the male victim was found inside the vehicle that was in about 12 feet of water near the park’s boat launching ramp. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The man’s identity has not been released.

State police said the vehicle was found about 50 feet from the shore, and classified the incident as an untimely death investigation.



Jackson Cove is a Oxford town park on the Housatonic River.

The town park, which is closed at night, offers swimming, a large pavilion and hiking on 27 acres.

The boat ramp provides access to the Housatonic and nearby Lake Zoar.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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