RINDGE, N.H. - Police were unable to identify a man found dead Tuesday along Route 119 and will use dental records to try to determine who he is, authorities said Wednesday.
The New Hampshire Chief Medical Examiner’s Office performed an autopsy Wednesday morning, according to New Hampshire Senior Assistant Attorney General Benjamin Agati.
The process of using dental records could take several days, according to Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald.
The town is the same one where a car belonging to a missing Westminster, Massachusetts, man was discovered in Rindge on June 29.
Brandon Chicklis, 20, was reported missing June 23 after he told family members he was headed to Windham, New Hampshire, to visit a relative.
Police said he never arrived in Windham and they believe his 2010 gray Honda was in Rindge since June 24. It was found in a supermarket parking lot off Route 202, police said at that time.
Mr. Agati said Wednesday morning that the body was found on Route 119 about 2 to 3 miles from Route 202. It was about 30 to 40 feet from the guardrail, off the side of the road.
The body was discovered by a jogger.
It was unclear Wednesday how the man died or whether there was evidence of foul play. It had not been determined how long the man may have been at the roadside and investigators were working to determine his approximate age.