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Body Found Behind Apartment Complex; Death Ruled Homicide

Body Found Behind Hartford Apartment Complex

Hartford and New Britain Police were on scene. The location is the same place where a drug bust arrest took place. (Published Wednesday, March 2, 2016)

Hartford police said the discovery of a body behind an apartment complex on Woodland Street on Wednesday is related to a PCP arrest at the location Tuesday night and is believed to be related to a missing persons case in New Britain.

Crime scene tape was up in the parking lot behind the Carriage Place West Apartments.

The body was found near a river, according to Dep. Chief Brian Foley.  The department's Major Crimes Division has been called to the scene.

The death is being treated as a homicide, but investigators will wait for the medical examiner to make a final ruling on the cause of death, police said.

The body was found in the same area where police executed a search and seizure warrant on Tuesday night.

Police arrested a man at 7 Woodland Street as part of an investigation into PCP sales from his apartment.

Ronnie Grineyard, 37, was taken into custody and charged with possession of a hallucinogenic and possession with intent to sell a hallucinogenic.

Grineyard was also a suspect in a missing persons case of 23-year-old Lamik Lozada in New Britain, according to police.

According to the missing persons flyer, Lozada was last seen on Feb. 8 and is described as a PCP user. 

Foley would not confirm if the body found was a woman's body but did say that police think the body belongs to the missing woman in New Britain. 

Both police departments are waiting for results from the Medical Examiner's office in order to identify the body found. 

Photo credit: New Britain Police