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Man found dead in Bethel

BETHEL—State Police is investigating the death of a man whose body was found Thursday, July 15, 2021, outside a private residence in the town of Bethel.

Police were notified at about 6:15 p.m. Thursday that a body had been located in a tent at a property on Findley Bridge Road. Troopers responded to the scene and found decomposed human remains inside the tent. The scene was secured, and an investigation initiated. The body was later transported to the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Burlington for an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death, and to identify the remains.

Following autopsy, the victim in this incident has been identified as James P. Lumbra, 35, who resided on the property in Bethel where his body was found.

The cause and manner of death remain under investigation pending toxicology results, but the death does not appear suspicious at this time.

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