Snowplow Driver Finds Elderly Man Dead Outside Home


An 84-year-old Springs man may have experienced a medical event in his yard on Locust Drive Tuesday evening before he was found dead there Wednesday morning, according to East Hampton Town police.

Police said a snowplow driver discovered the body at 7:35 a.m. just outside the front door. The victim has been identified as Ralph E. Batalla.

In addition to town police, Springs Fire Department Ambulance Company personnel also responded.

Police are investigating the death along with the Suffolk County medical examiner’s office; however, no foul play is suspected.

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