Police: Bloomfield Man Found Dead, Car Abandoned in Hartford

By Ari Mason
|  Thursday, Aug 1, 2013  |  Updated 2:47 PM EDT
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Police: Bloomfield Man Found Dead, Car Abandoned

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Police are investigating after a 65-year-old man was discovered dead in his house Wednesday and his car was found stripped and towed.

According to police, Joseph Costa, of 39 Norman Drive, was last seen July 20. Family members decided to check on him and found Costa lying across his bed.

Officers discovered that Costa’s car had been stripped and towed from South Marshall Street in Hartford, where it had been abandoned.

There were no signs of trauma to Costa’s body. An autopsy performed today revealed that Costa died of natural causes, according to police.

Police said they do not believe foul play was a factor, but are investigating the cirumstances surrounding Costa's abandoned car.

Costa lived alone and had a history of heart problems, police said.

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