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Police ID Man Found Murdered Inside Garage In Bridgeport

Police have identified a man who was found dead inside a Bridgeport garage.

The area Marco Illescas-Canar was found dead in a garage.
The area Marco Illescas-Canar was found dead in a garage. Photo Credit: Photo by Scott Rodgerson on Unsplash/Google Maps street view

Marco Illescas-Canar, age 31, of Bridgeport, whose family resides in the “Hollow” section of the city was found around 10:15 a.m., Tuesday, March 21 when officers responded to a report of suspicious activity in the area of North Avenue and Clinton Avenue, said Capt. Kevin Gilleran, of the Bridgeport Police.

At first, police believed that Illescas-Canar may have been homeless, and put out a call to the public to help identify him, but his family was found and notified of his death, Gilleran said.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Illescas-Canar’s family and friends," Gilleran said.

Illescas-Canar was found when responding officers canvassed the area on foot and ultimately located him laying inside a garage in the 900 block of Clinton Avenue, Gilleran said. 

An investigation is underway into his death, police said.

Anyone with information about this crime is requested to contact Detective Thomas Harper at 203-581-5239 or utilize the Bridgeport Police Tips Line at 203-576-TIPS.

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