New Update: ID Released For Woman Found Dead Behind American Legion In Bridgeport

Police in Fairfield County have released the name of a woman who was found dead by a dumpster in an American Legion parking lot. 

The American Legion in Bridgeport. 

The American Legion in Bridgeport. 

Photo Credit: Bridgeport Police Department

Rickeyta Shantise Baker, age 37, of Bridgeport, was found in Bridgeport around 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3, at 1028 Stratford Ave.

According to Capt. Kevin Gilleran of the Bridgeport Police, officers responded to the area after receiving a call and found Baker in the rear parking lot near a "positioned" by a dumpster.

Gilleran said the department is awaiting autopsy results as the investigation continues.

"The Bridgeport Police Department’s thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends," he said.

Anyone with information about this incident is requested to contact the case officer, Detective Keith Hanson, at 203-581-5243 or utilize the Bridgeport Police Tips Line at 203-576-TIPS.

This remains a developing story. Check back to Daily Voice for updates. 

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