On November 1, 2017 at approximately 11:11 p.m., Troop G personnel responded to the area of the Yankee Doodle Bridge over the Norwalk River on I-95 in Norwalk for a report of a person who had possibly jumped from the bridge. The Norwalk Police and Fire Departments, Westport Fire Department, and the U.S. Coast Guard utilized boats and attempted to locate this person but were unsuccessful. Additionally, members of the State Police Dive Team responded to search the river.
On November 2, 2017 at approximately 7:00 a.m., State Police Divers located the victim in the Norwalk River directly below the Yankee Doodle Bridge in Norwalk. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene by Norwalk EMS and positively identified as Evol M. Genias (DOB: 02/06/59) of Bridgeport.
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will be conducting a post-mortem examination in order to determine the cause and manner of death. There does not appear to be any criminal aspect to this incident.
This incident remains under investigation.