NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A former chief public defender known for taking on difficult cases has died during while hiking in the Adirondacks.

The New Haven Register reports 67-year-old Thomas Ullmann died Friday and was found by another hiker on a trail near Indian Lake, New York on Saturday.

His body was found on the OK Slips Falls Trail, located about 74 miles southwest of Lake Placid.

Ullmann was a well-known public defender who retired from his job last August following a 32-year career with the New Haven Public Defender’s office.

New York State Police have not released the cause of Ullmann’s death.


Information from: New Haven Register, http://www.nhregister.com