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    Missing Mountain Biker Found Dead in Danbury

    A man who had been missing for more than a day was found dead in Danbury.

    (Published Tuesday, June 20, 2017)

    A mountain biker reported missing in Farrington Woods in Danbury has been found dead, according to officials. 

    A man, who was around 56 years old, went mountain biking Monday, did not return home. Police said he has been missing since 10:20 p.m. Monday and a search began around midnight at Farrington Woods, a 192-acre recreation area on Mill Plain Road. 

    The mountain biker's name has not been released, but police said he was an experienced hiker who has ridden in Farrington Woods before.

    He was found around near a trail, three-quarters of a mile away from the entrance to Farrington Woods around 11:30 a.m.  

    Police said his death does not appear to be suspicious, but the investigation is continuing. He is from the Danbury area, but was not a Danbury resident, according to police. 

    The medical examiner will determine the cause of death.