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Police Identify Avid Mountain Biker, 56, Found Dead In Danbury Park

A missing mountain biker was found dead in Farrington Woods in Danbury.
A missing mountain biker was found dead in Farrington Woods in Danbury. Photo Credit:

DANBURY, Conn. — The mountain biker who was found dead at a Danbury park on Tuesday has been identified as a 56-year-old Bethel man, police said. 

Preliminary indication are that the experienced mountain bicyclist, Steve Shafer, died of a "medical event," police said Wednesday. The death does not appear to be suspicious, police said. 

His body was found at about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in Farrington Woods, a park that straddles the New York border on Mill Plain Road on Danbury's West Side.

He had been reported missing Monday night after he failed to return from a ride at the park on the stormy evening. His car was found in the parking lot there. 

Assistant Fire Chief Mark Omasta had requested an all-terrain vehicle to help in the search at the nearly 200-acre park, which the city purchased in April 2010 for about $1.6 million. 

Shafer's body was found in a heavily wooded area about three-quarters of a mile from the park’s main entrance, the News-Times reported. He frequently biked in the park, the News-Times said. 

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