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Bristol police identify man found dead in ditch

May 18. 2018 4:15PM


BRISTOL — The Bristol Police Department has identified the man whose body was discovered in a ditch on Wednesday.

The man was identified as Robert Mittimus Polito, 50, whose last known address was in Laconia.

An autopsy is scheduled to be performed later this week.

In a post on the Bristol Police Department's Facebook page on Wednesday, police said they responded in the early morning hours to a report of "possible medical emergency" on Bristol Hill Road.

Officers found the body alongside the road.

In a news release issued Thursday, the Bristol Police Department said it is actively investigating the circumstances surrounding the death. No arrests have been made, and there is no known danger to the public at this time, the news release stated.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Bristol Police Department at 603-744-6320.

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