When state police responded to a car crash in Bristol early Saturday morning, they found a man dead in the car and determined it was suspicious.
An autopsy has revealed that Marcus Brisbane, 40, of Wethersfield, was not killed in the crash. He died of a stab wound to the chest and his death has been ruled a homicide, according to the medical examiner.
State police were called to the scene of a motor vehicle crash on Plainfield Road east of Church St. just shortly before 2 a.m. on Saturday.
Upon arrival, officers located a motor vehicle that was involved a crash.
During the crash investigation, troopers and medical personnel determined that Brisbane's injuries did not coincide with the vehicle damage and learned that he sustained a chest injury unrelated to the crash.
Brisbane was pronounced dead at the scene.
The investigation led troopers to a second crime scene, where a verbal dispute had taken place resulting in the injuries Brisbane sustained.
Troopers, along with detectives from the Eastern District Major Crime unit are investigating and collecting forensic and physical evidence.
Anyone with information in this case is asked to contact State Police. All information will be kept in confidence
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