Southington man's death ruled a suicide

Published on Wednesday, 6 December 2017 20:52
Written by LISA BACKUS


SOUTHINGTON -The Southington man who went missing for days before his body was found behind a New Britain medical building took his own life, state officials said.

Charles “Chuck” Davenport, 56, of Southington, was a carpentry teacher at Wilcox Technical High School in Meriden. He was reported missing from Southington on Nov. 27.

A New Britain police officer discovered his body behind 1 Lake St. Tuesday morning.

An autopsy concluded that he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner said.

Posted in The Bristol Press, Southington Herald on Wednesday, 6 December 2017 20:52. Updated: Wednesday, 6 December 2017 20:55.