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Former Chief Public Defender is Found Dead Along Hiking Trail

THOMAS-ULLMAN
NBC Connecticut

A former chief public defender known for taking on difficult cases has died while hiking in the Adirondacks.

The New Haven Register reports that 67-year-old Thomas Ullmann died Friday and another hiker found him on a trail near Indian Lake, New York on Saturday.

His body was found on the OK Slip Falls Trail, located about 74 miles southwest of Lake Placid.

Ullmann was a well-known public defender who retired from his job last August following a 32-year career with the New Haven Public Defender's office.

New York State Police have not released the cause of Ullmann's death.

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