The death of Jeremy Richman, 49, appears to be suicide, police said, but the office of the chief medical examiner is investigating the exact cause of death.

Richman was found by an electrician working in the Main Street building about 7 a.m., police said.

“This is a heartbreaking event for the Richman family and the Newtown Community as a whole, the police department’s prayers are with the Richman family right now, and we ask that the family be given privacy in this most difficult time,” said Lt. Aaron Bahamonde, a spokesman for the department.