Body found after report of explosion in Hamden

Hamden Police. (WTNH File photo).

HAMDEN, Conn. (WTNH) — A body wrapped in plastic has been found near parts of an explosive device in Hamden. Police were called to Wintergreen Avenue around 11 a.m. Saturday on a report of an explosion.

Officials haven’t said if the body is connected to the explosive, but say there is evidence of an explosion nearby. A bomb squad has deemed the area safe. Police say there is no danger to the public adding they are not releasing the name of the victim at this time.

“Its hopefully just a passing of something,” said neighbor Angie Chirico. “Hopefully nothing serious is going to happen anymore.”

(WTNH/Josh Scheinblum)
(WTNH/Josh Scheinblum)

According to authorities, officers are on the lookout for a gold- or champagne-colored, 2000-2010 Nissan Altima. They say the car does not have a front license plate, but a Florida plate on the back ends with a “9”.

Police describe the occupants as olive-skinned males about 5’9″ tall and 175 pounds. They say both the driver and passenger wore tan flannel shirts and sunglasses. The driver was also wearing an ear-length wig.

Anyone with information about the case or these two men is asked to call Hamden police at (203) 230-4000. State Police and the FBI are also among those assisting with the investigation.

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