Autopsy planned on hiker killed in cliff fall

FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) — The medical examiner’s office is set to perform an autopsy on a 20-year-old man who died after apparently falling from a cliff while hiking in Woodbridge.

The autopsy on Sam Shekman of Woodbury is scheduled for Tuesday at the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Farmington.

Authorities say Shekman was reported missing Sunday after he didn’t return from a hike in the West Rock woods. Woodbridge police and firefighters searched the woods with the help of Seymour, Hamden and state police and found Shekman’s body on some rocks below a cliff.

Police say Shekman’s death appears to have been an accident. Authorities continue to investigate.

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