Body Found in New Haven Backyard on 4th of July

Police said the man died of heart disease.

Tuesday, Jul 8, 2014  |  Updated 2:09 PM EDT
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Body Found in New Haven Backyard on 4th of July

Police and EMTs were called to a home on Plymouth Street in New Haven after a resident found a dead body in the backyard.

Emergency responders arrived at 81-83 Plymouth Street just after 7 p.m. Friday and pronounced the man dead at the scene. None of the residents knew who he was and he didn’t have any identification on his person, police said. No one at a nearby safe house or halfway house could identify him either.

He was wearing a bathing suit and tank top and showed no obvious signs of physical injury. His body was taken to the Office of the State Medical Examiner, which revealed the cause of death to be heart disease, according to police.

Detectives took his finger prints and identified him as 52-year-old Frances McGuire. His last known address was in West Haven.

It’s not clear how McGuire got to the Plymouth Street backyard or why he was there.

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