Jay Harper's family will not give up on trying to find out what happened to him.
On Monday, they returned to the Florida beach where his body was found a little more than a year ago, on Oct. 17, 2012. While the 47-year-old's death remains a mystery, investigators do suspect foul play.
Jay Harper, who was executive vice president for Coverall, a health-based cleaning company, was in Florida on a business trip at the time of his death.
According to a police report from the Broward Sheriff's Office, "Harper went to the beach with a female companion sometime between midnight and 2 a.m. October 17. About two hours later, he was found dead. BSO detectives interviewed the female companion, and she is not considered a suspect in the case."
Police have released a composite sketch of a man who they believe could have information in regard to Harper's death (it's included with this article).
Harper, who was active in recreational sports in Southbury, leaves behind a wife, three children, a mother, brother and sister, and an extended family. Read his full obituary here.