Greenwich Police Release ID of Greenwich Man Killed in Hit & Run; Vehicle Seized and Driver Tentatively ID’d

Greenwich Police have released the name of the victim in Sunday night’s hit and run fatality at the intersection of Hillside and East Putnam Ave.

Ed Setterberg, 43, of Cos Cob was killed at about 11:00pm Sunday night.

According to a statement released by Greenwich Police at 1:20pm on Tuesday, “Last the offending vehicle was located within our jurisdiction by the Greenwich Police and after obtaining a search warrant from the State Superior Court in Stamford (GA1), the vehicle was seized and is in the possession of the Greenwich Police Department for forensic analysis.”

“Investigators continue to follow all leads. However we have tentatively identified the hit and run operator. The investigation remains open and no further information will be released prior to a warrant being issued.”

A quick search online reveals that Mr. Sutterberg lived at 15 Sachem Lane and operated a home improvement business.

Update, 12:20 pm Monday April 18. During the morning police briefing, Greenwich Police released a few details on Sunday night’s fatal hit and run.

“The incident was called in by a Greenwich Police officer, who had just gone off duty and found the victim laying there in the road,” said Lt. Gray, who added that the initial investigation of the accident was done in the overnight hours, and would continue on Monday.

Lt. Gray said that details including the name of the victim will be released at 11:30 on Tuesday.

“It was dark. Whoever was involved in the accident – their conscience may be getting the better of them,” Lt. Gray said, adding that Greenwich Police have some leads they are following. “If anybody noticed a neighbor’s car with some damage on it, we’d like to hear from them.”

The last hit and run fatality in Greenwich took place in 2013 when a car driven by Vyacheslay Cherepov hit and dragged 21-year-old Meghan Beebe about 1,000 feet from the William Street parking lot in Byram and down South Water Street.

Original Story: 10:00am Monday April 18

On Sunday night, April 17, at about 11:00pm, a 43-year-old Greenwich man was struck and killed by a hit and run driver on East Putnam Avenue by Hillside Road.

The man’s identity is being withheld at this time pending notification of his family.

Evidence at the scene has identified the suspect vehicle as a 2006 or later Mercedes Benz M Class with a (damaged) silver honeycomb grill with the Mercedes Benz logo in the center of it. The damage to the grill is to the right side. At this time the vehicle color is unknown.

Investigators from the Fatal Accident Reconstruction Team are following up all leads. Anyone with any information is asked to call lead investigator, Officer Roger Drenth at (203) 622-8014.

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Remnants of flares on East Putnam Ave at intersection with Hillside, where a fatal hit and run took place on Sunday, April 17. Credit: Leslie Yager



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  • Jackie

    Why has the driver of this hit-and-run not been publicly identified? It seems like the arrest report of every minor crime is released, yet the name of the person who hit and killed a local man and kept driving has not been released? Very odd…

    • greenwichfreepress

      There is a police briefing today. Hoping for an update and will report it ASAP once there is information.

      • Katie

        Any word about this?

        • greenwichfreepress

          If it is someone under 18, the name will not be released. No information was forthcoming at yesterday’s bi-weekly police briefing.

  • Ray DelMazzio

    So, the police have the car and driver ID’d…..then, why so long to make an arrest. Makes you wonder what “upstanding pillar” of the community is being protected here. The victims family deserves answers and so does the public !

  • Ler

    What is going on???? Has an arrest been made!!! This is insane. How can you not make an arrest!?!?

  • John B.

    Quick to post a man who was arrested for falling asleep in a library, but 10 days later “THEY” are hiding the killer of a Greenwich pedestrian who lost his life? Adult or Minor …….
    Certainly looks like Fishy !

  • Cynthia Roamon

    Is it a tad like the Moxley murder! That took several decades will this
    too? The police kept stopping harassed housewives, hardworking
    gardeners and other citizens for minor offenses. They however drag
    out cases involving ” prominent/wealthy residents! Are the Greenwich Police becoming like their counterparts in Asia and Africa?