Plainfield Police Investigating Man's Death as a Homicide

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Plainfield police are investigating the death of a man found dead in a camper as a homicide, police said Thursday night.

Police said they were called to a camper on the property of 75 Community Ave. around 6:30 p.m. for a report of an unresponsive man. The 47-year-old victim, identified as Keith C. Coolidge Jr. was pronounced dead on scene.

Investigators are treating the death as a homicide, according to police. The Connecticut State Police Major Crime Squad has been called in to assist.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will perform an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.

Police said they have identified a suspect and there is no threat to the public.

During the course of the investigation, police arrested a man, 37-year-old Keith T. Coolidge, on a violation of a protective order. He was held on a $250,000 bond and is due in court on Friday.

No other details were immediately available.

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