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Death of Man Found on Route 2 in East Hartford Ruled a Homicide

Police said a state Department of Transportation worker found the body.



    Man Found Dead Along Highway in East Hartford

    Police are investigating after a man was found dead on the side of a Route 2 exit ramp in East Hartford on Tuesday.

    (Published Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019)

    A man found dead along Route 2 in East Hartford early Tuesday morning died from gunshot wounds to the head and torso and his death is a homicide, according to the office of the chief medical examiner.

    A Connecticut Department of Transportation employee found the body of 23-year-old Jermaine Williams, of Vernon, on Route 2 early Tuesday morning, according to police.

    Troopers said they were called to Route 2 westbound in East Hartford around 3:30 a.m. to investigate.

    Paramedics also responded, confirmed the man found in the road was dead and determined his death was a homicide, police said.

    Detectives from Central District Major Crimes Squad responded to the scene and assumed the homicide investigation.

    The Exit 4 off-ramp on Route 2 westbound was closed for hours while police investigated.

    Anyone with information that might help investigators is asked to contact Troop H-Hartford at (860)534-1000.