Moosup Man’s Death From September 5th Remains Under Investigation

On September 5, 2018 at approximately 2:50 A.M., members of the Plainfield Police Department were dispatched to 496 North Main Street in the Moosup village of Plainfield for an unresponsive male. The initial complaint indicated that another male was seen running from the scene and the unresponsive male bleeding heavily. Officers arrived on scene and located an unresponsive male inside the residence and attempted to provide medical aid. The male was not bleeding heavily and arriving officers indicated the incident appeared to be drug/alcohol related. The unresponsive male was identified as 52 year old Dusty L. Shaw of North Main Street. Shaw was subsequently transported to William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich for treatment but later died on September 8, 2018.

Plainfield Police conducted an investigation and interviewed numerous people including the male seen running from the scene. Evidence did not indicate foul play and revealed that numerous parties involved were consuming alcohol and drugs. Interviews with the initial tending physicians also determined that Shaw did not sustain any injuries and the incident appeared to be alcohol and/or drug related.

On September 10, 2018, an autopsy was performed at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Farmington. The initial autopsy results also did not indicate any trauma or foul play as the cause of death. The cause of death will remain undetermined pending the completion of the toxicology report. This investigation remains active by members of the Plainfield Police Department.

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