ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT


Stay Connected
ADVERTISEMENT


Missing man found dead in South Meriden


MERIDEN — Police suspect a local man found dead in the woods near his South Meriden home Thursday night may have fallen down an embankment. Foul play is not suspected.

Thomas Benarro, 55, of 144 Jepson Lane, was last seen at his home one week ago. Police issued an alert Monday.

Lt. Sal Nesci, police spokesman, said that city police, working with state police and search dogs, found Benarro’s body in a wooded area about a quarter mile from his home at about 6 p.m.

“We were hoping for a better outcome,” Nesci said. “No one wants to see a case resolved like this. Our sympathies go out to the family.”

In a statement, Benarro’s family said he “enjoyed listening to his extensive record collection, especially the Beatles, watching Red Sox and Patriots games, playing his guitar, taking van trips with his pals at the Friendship Club, and caring for his beloved cat Buddy.”

The medical examiner will perform an autopsy, Nesci said. As of Friday, exact information on the cause of death was pending.

An officer who filed the initial missing person’s report noted that Benarro was “quiet and stayed to himself.” It was unusual for him to wander off, Nesci said.



Back to LatestNews
Top Stories of the Week

Wallingford police make arrest in attempted robbery at Neil’s Donuts …
WALLINGFORD — A Florida man faces charges after police say he attempted to rob Neil’s Donut Bake Shop early Wednesday. Justin D. Bailey, 23, of … more ...

Police: Man with knife attempted to rob Wallingford doughnut shop …
WALLINGFORD – Police are investigating after a man wielding a knife attempted to rob Neil’s Donuts in Wallingford early Wednesday morning. Police say employees were … more ...

Double Play Cafe looking to move, offer owner’s famous steamed …
MERIDEN — Owners of the Double Play Cafe are looking to move the bar to a larger location on the south side by summer. Kevin … more ...

Officials hoping to find owner of dog found on I-84 …
SOUTHINGTON — Animal Control officers believe the owner of a dog found on Interstate 84 this weekend are looking for her, but may not be … more ...

Wallingford teachers respond to 'erroneous information' in Menzo's 'Perks' letter …
WALLINGFORD — A letter meant to clarify School Superintendent Salvatore Menzo’s decision to remove “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” from the English curriculum was … more ...

Comments