Deceased man identified in Howe Avenue home

Shelton police detectives, with assistance from the Connecticut State Police Major Crime Squad, are currently investigating an untimely death of an unidentified male at 62 Howe Avenue, Shelton.

Shelton Police found 46-year-old Richard Briercheck dead on the second floor of the home.

State Police initially withheld the identity of the man until they  notified next of kin, but on Friday night they said he was Briercheck, a resident of the home.

According to public records, the current owners of the Colonial style home are Janet Livingstone and her late husband, 75-year-old Richard E. Briercheck.

The initial call was reported to police at approximately 6:45 a.m. this morning.

Police and EMS responded,” Captain Robert Kozlowsky said. “They found a male at the residence. The male was later pronounced deceased.”

When Shelton PD arrived on the scene they found the male victim deceased on the second floor of the one family home on Howe Avenue. No other victims were located after searching the entire home.

Detectives are processing the crime scene and conducting interviews with the assistance of the Connecticut State Police Major Crime Squad, according to Kozlowsky.

On Aug. 14, at about 2 p.m., at the request of the Ansonia/Milford Judicial District State’s Attorney’s Office, detectives from CDMC assumed the investigation.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) also responded to the scene and will assist in the investigation.  The OCME will conduct a post-mortem examination to determine cause and manner of death, according to a press release sent out by State Police.

This investigation remains ongoing and more details are to be released.