Connecticut State Police troopers from Troop-E in Montville were beckoned to a wooded area in Griswold on Saturday morning after a dead body was discovered near Pachaug Pond. The investigation is underway by State Police Detectives from the Eastern District Major Crime, who arrived on the scene shortly after the calls came in.

It was 9:30 on Saturday morning when State Police arrived on the scene, which is in the area of Kenwood Road. So far there are very few details released in this case. According to the Major Crime Unit detectives, who assumed control of the investigation, there is no threat to the public in this case.

Cause of death

A post-mortem of the body will be conducted by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. This exam is expected to assist police with providing a positive identification of the body as well as determining the cause of death, according to Fox News Connecticut.

Police ask for public's help

The State Police detectives are asking if anyone has any information in this case that may be of some help to please contact them. They can reach Detective Cuoco at 860-896-3235 or 860-896-3230 by phone. Information can also be texted to “TIP711”, at 274637. Any of the contacts made will be kept confidential.

House fire connection?

This area of Griswold has seen some tragedy during the last several months, with a house fire in December and a dead body found frozen under the ice of Pachaug Pond of a missing snowmobiler back in February.

In December a house fire on the same road took the lives of a husband and wife and the authorities have been looking for the adult son of the victims as a person of interest in this case. Janet Linquist, 61, and her husband Kenneth Linquist, 56 were found dead in that fire.

Police have been looking for Matthew Linquist, the couple's son since this incident. While the discovery of this body in the woods is nearby where that home went up in flames, there is no indication that the dead body found on Saturday and this house fire are related, according to Fox News.

Something 'unusual' in the pond

Back in February, "police were notified of something unusual in Pachaug Pond." An officer checked out the claim but could find nothing. This is when the fire department's drone was deployed to scan over the ice on the pond from above. The images picked up by the drone's camera did show that there was a body under the ice of Pachaug Pond.

The dive team arrived, donned their ice suits, and made their way into the water to retrieve the body, according to Fox News. The recovery efforts were successful and the body was identified as John Dubois, 56. He fell through the ice back in December while snowmobiling, but his body was not found until someone spotted the body under the ice in February.