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Police Report Sheds New Light On Man Found Dead On I-84 In Hartford

Police Report Sheds New Light On Man Found Dead On I-84 In Hartford

Tomme Mikhal Coleman was found dead on the side of Interstate 84 almost a year ago exactly. His car, meanwhile, was parked on an access ramp nearby.

At the time, details were scarce, especially from the state police, who investigated the West Hartford resident's death. All that was disclosed was that a passing motorist had spotted Coleman, 36, just after 1 a.m. on June 1. And that the medical examiner had ruled his death an accident.

That was all the information made available for nearly 12 months. But police documents, obtained Tuesday by the Courant through a Freedom of Information Act request, reveal that authorities have walked back that forensic ruling.

In fact, the...

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