UPDATE: Police have identified 86-year-old Anthony Dopoco of Trumbull as the man whose body was discovered.


An investigation is under way, as police say a man's body was found washed up on a beach in Connecticut Thursday morning.

According to Fox 61, officers responded to 132 Beachside Avenue in Westport at around 9:00 AM on May 9 when it was reported that the body, described as that of an elderly white man, was discovered on the beach.

News 12 reports that while the immediate area was closed to traffic for a period of time, it has since been opened. The outlet also reportedly received word that that particular beach was supposed to be the site of a few school field trips scheduled for Thursday, and that parents were made aware of the incident before any students arrived.

Police say this is an ongoing investigation and that once the man's family has been notified, his name will be released to the public, while a State of Connecticut medical examiner will determine the official cause of death.