Body of 37-Year-Old Man Missing in East Rock Park Found

The body of a mentally ill 37-year-old man who went missing and prompted a search at East Rock Mountain has been found.

Emanuel Ramos, of Hamden, was driving with his dad to East Rock on Wednesday around 8 a.m. when he bolted from the car into a wooded area, the man's mother told NBC Connecticut.

Police were called at 4 p.m. when Ramos' parents realized they were not going to find him on their own. 

A helicopter searched the wooded areas for an hour and a half but did not find Ramos on Wednesday night. Police remained on the pathways around the woods overnight until a daylight search can begin. 

At the time, police said it was too dark and dangerous for them to search on the ground due to downed trees, steep drops and loose rocks. 

On Friday, a New Haven detective found the body of a deceased man at 9:30 a.m. about 250 feet from Farnam Drive. Firefighters were called in to conduct a high-angle recovery of the body from the rock face, police said. 

The body was identified as Ramos and police said the investigation is ongoing, but no foul play is suspected.  

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