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Dead Body Found in Westport Waters

An unidentified body was found floating in the Saugatuck Harbor Yacht Club basin Saturday morning at about 8:30, Westport Police Lt. Arthur Belile said.

When police and other emergency personnel arrived, they recovered the victim, who was floating near anchored boats.

Although Belile could not release any details about the victim, published news reports said the victim was an 88-year-old man. The body was transferred to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Farmington for an autopsy.

During the investigation, a car believed to have been the victim's was found and pulled from the water. Belile could not say why the car was in the water or how it got there. The case remained under investigation.

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