Edward Waters Jr. was found unresponsive at the Super 8 Hotel in West Haven and pronounced dead, according to the station.
The Connecticut Post reports that officers responded to a report of an injured or sick person around noon at the hotel and that detectives are investigating Waters’s death as an untimely death.
Update: The New Haven Register reported Friday that Edward Waters Jr.’s death was ruled a suicide by the state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
Tremont Waters, who grew up in New Haven and was the 51st overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, signed a contract with the Celtics earlier this week. A spokesperson for the Celtics did not immediately return a request for comment.