Search continues for ’emotionally disturbed’ man in New Haven park

(Photo provided by New Haven police)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)– Police have been combing East Rock Park for more than 24-hours searching for 37-year-old Emanuel Ramos.

Dr. David McNamara said, “When I came running today I saw a big presence of people looking for something.”

David Hartman with the New Haven Police Department added, “This is an emotional disturbed man who lives in Hamden. He was at the summit at East Rock with his father where he fled from his father.”

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(Photo: Noelle Gardner/WTNH)

On Wednesday, rangers paired up with officers covering every trail in the park.

Hartman added, “They started this morning and they have doubled back and have done a systematic second search of each trail.” Police said Ramos is a white man, bald and stands about 6 feet tall and weighs 240 pounds. He was wearing camouflage pants and a gray sweatshirt.

As soon as it got dark last night officers had to get off the trails. The search continued from the sky.

Shyam Deval said, “I saw some helicopters flying. I live right at the bottom of the park. So just a lot of activity last night.” Hartman added, “We did get assistance, amazing assistance from the Suffolk County Police Department. One of their helicopters and crew came out here, landed here and we went up with them and they systematically looped East rock with a forward looking infrared probably 60-80 times.”

Those who venture on the trails say it is dangerous.

Dr. McNamara added, “There’s a lot of tricky trails and then a lot of high cliffs so there’s all kinds of dangers especially in the darkness.” Tom Samsel said, “If you venture off the trails it is easy to injure yourself and actually lose your orientation.” Deval said, “There’s a lot of different trails. It is easy to get lost.” Locals said Ramos could be anywhere.

Samsel added, “I think it is easy to get lost here if you don’t know the area.” Deval added, “He could have wandered off outside of the park. It is possible because the trails lead down to New Haven, they lead down to other areas.”

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