Man Found Burned in West Haven Died of Smoke Inhalation

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    Police are investigating after a burned body was found in West Haven.

    Police have identified the man whose burned body was found in West Haven on the afternoon of March 27 and said he died of accidental smoke inhalation.

    People who were walking near the West River canoe launch off of Boston Post Road found the body around 3:15 p.m. and officials said the man was burned beyond recognition, according to police.

    Police used DNA records and determined that the man is Raymond Beauchesne, whose last known address in West Haven.

    Police said it appeared that Beauchesne was huddled over a campfire and collapsed into it.