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ID Released For Man Found Dead At High School In Fairfield County

Bassick High School
Bassick High School Photo Credit: Google Maps street view

Police have released the identity of a man who was found dead in a stairway of a Fairfield County high school.

The incident happened around 3:45 p.m., Sunday, May 16, when Bridgeport Police received a call reporting the body at Bassick High School.

Bridgeport Police and AMR responded to the scene and pronounced the man, now identified as Bruce Lee Gilbert, age 46, of Bridgeport, dead on-scene, said Bridgeport PD Captain Kevin Gilleran.

Gilbert had been living close by at the Bridgeport Rescue Mission, according to Gilleran. 

Detectives made a follow-up to the Rescue Mission and confirmed Gilbert has not been there since Friday, May 7; however, they did not report him missing. 

 The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has responded to conduct an autopsy to confirm the manner of death. 

"At this time, nothing looks suspicious," said Gilleran.

Anyone with information about this incident can call Detective Holtz at 203-581-5293 or utilize the Bridgeport Police Tips Line at 203-576-TIPS.

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