NORWALK, Conn. – Police have identified a 57-year-old man with Stamford ties as the homeless man found dead in a snowed-in car in Norwalk on Tuesday morning.
An officer on patrol spotted the car covered with snow and ice on Grey Rocks Road on Tuesday morning and discovered a body was inside when he pulled over to investigate, police said. The man inside was declared dead at the scene, police said.
The deceased man was identified as Louis Catanzaro, 57. Catanzaro does not have a permanent address but has family in Stamford. police said.
Officers did not find any signs of foul play at the scene, and the man had no visible signs of bleeding or other injuries, police said. The car’s ignition had been turned off, and officers found signs that the man had been living inside the car, according to police reports.
The car appeared to have been stuck in the snow for seven to 10 days, police said. Officers did not find any footprints in snow near the car, according to the police report.
The body was sent to the state medical examiner’s office for an autopsy. Officials did not know the cause of death as of Wednesday morning.