A beloved West Haven school teacher who disappeared on his 50th birthday on May 7 was found dead, according to the West Haven Police Department.
Gil Cunha, 50, was found by police in Suffolk County, New York.
West Haven police are working with authorities in Suffolk County to determine the cause of death.
He was last seen in the area of Overlook Avenue in West Haven.
Both Lori, and Bob Tavares, who is another of Cunha's cousins, told Dateline that the family was also concerned because Cunha had been experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and had self-quarantined for three weeks prior to his disappearance.
A missing person notification was put out as well as a silver alert by West Haven police.
Anyone with any information on Cunha's disappearance are asked to contact West Haven police at 203-937-3900.