UPDATE (Monday, March 24, 11:10 am): This story has been updated to include the victim's name as announced by the Newtown Police Department, and a statement by First Selectman Daniel Rosenthal.
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The city police is investigating a premature death – a seeming suicide – that was discovered on Monday, March 24, at about 7 am in the main auditorium of Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street.
Newtown A few hours later, the police announced that police and paramedics had found a 49-year-old man upon their arrival. Police have identified the man as Jeremy Richman of Sandy Hook.
The Newton Hook & Ladder volunteer firefighters, the Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps, and the regional paramedic were among those who responded to the Town Hall, which reported premature death
After Mr. Richman died, firefighters left the scene. About half a dozen policemen, including commanders, patrolmen and a detective, were at the scene to investigate.
Police have confirmed that suicide is death, but it would not reveal the method or other details of death. They found that death does not seem suspicious.
The New York doctor performs an autopsy, the Newtown Police said.
Several police officers investigated the incident on stage in the auditorium, where a renovation project is underway. The Auditorium is a popular venue for movie screenings and live performances.
Until 2009, the building served as the seat of government.
The police will announce that Jeremy Richman has an office at Edmond Town Hall and founder and founder is CEO of the Avielle Foundation. Jeremy was the father of Avielle Richman, one of the children who died on 1
Newtown police, Aaron Bahamonde, called the suicide a "heartbreaking event for the Richman family and the Newtown community as a whole."
The police department's prayers are currently with the Richman family, and we ask that the family get privacy at this very difficult time, "the lieutenant added.
First Selectman Daniel Rosenthal also commented Monday, saying, "There are no words to describe the tragic weight of today's news."
"For many, Jeremy Richman was a loving husband, father, and friend , I'm proud to say that he was my friend, "continued Rosenthal. I do not want to speculate on why Jeremy took his own life, except to say that none of us can guess the enormous loss he was carrying after death to his beautiful daughter Avielle.
"Please keep Jeremy's family in your heart and pray that they find a degree of peace that he is now with Avielle, and I respectfully request that they have room for mourning without medial intervention." 19659003] Edmond Town Hall's Board of Directors announced late Monday morning that Main Street 45 was closed for the day, although the building was cleared and opened by police officers.
The Edmond Town Hall Board of Managers and Associates wishes to express our deepest condolences to the Richman family, the Avielle Foundation, and the community, "the Board said in a statement. Richman was a respected and popular member of the Edmond Town Hall family. We are deeply saddened by his death. "
Preparations have been made, along with the Resiliency Center of Newtown to help the city" During this difficult time, "said the staff member of the hall," with The Newtown Resiliency Center is preparing to help our employees during this difficult time, "announced the board.
The South Main Street 153 Resiliency Center posted a message on its Facebook page Monday morning reminding residents "that … RCN personnel are with our community here to meet. " Room for each other.
This story will be kept up-to-date as more information becomes available.