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Missing Newtown man Robert Hoagland found dead in NY


NEWTOWN — A man who disappeared in Connecticut more than nine years ago was found dead Monday in upstate New York after living under a new name, police said.

Robert Hoagland was found dead in a home in Rock Hill, N.Y., Newtown police said Wednesday. Members of the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office said he had paperwork with the name Robert Hoagland on it. 

“The detectives learned that Robert Hoagland had been living in Sullivan County since around November 2013 and was using the name Richard King,” Newtown Police Detective Lt. Liam Seabrook said.

There were no signs of foul play. Hoagland’s roommate called 911 about 3 p.m. Monday, saying the former Newtown resident was experiencing a medical emergency, according to Undersheriff Eric Chaboty, of the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office. The roommate knew Hoagland as Richard King, Chaboty said. 

Hoagland’s mysterious disappearance gained national attention and the case was featured in Investigation Discovery’s “Disappeared: A Family Man.”