State police are investigating after a man was found dead on a rural road in Bethany early Sunday morning.
Central District Major Crime detectives responded to Wooding Hill Road in Bethany on Sunday at about 4:30 a.m. to investigate.
State police found the victim, later identified as Joel Suero, 27, of New Haven, upon arrival and secured the scene. The body was found on a road surrounded by woods just below a steep curve in the road that leads to Route 69.
The area has dim lighting, so police are looking into whether Suero was hit by a car. They haven't ruled out that he might have died elsewhere.
They searched for any other possible victims with the help of a K-9 unit, but they didn't find anyone else.
Officials from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner responded and will examine the body to determine the cause and manner of death, state police said.
The Central District Major Crime squad is overseeing the investigation, which is ongoing. Police say there is no threat to the public and are asking witnesses to come forward.
Anyone with information is asked to call State Police Troop I in Bethany at 203-393-4200 or text "tip711" to 236748.
Wooding Hill Road was closed for hours while police conducted their investigation.