Oxford's top elected officer says Connecticut State Police are investigating a Woodbury attorney after the disappearance of $1.8 million left to the town for scholarships, a new library and acquisition of open space.

The Republican-American reports (http://bit.ly/1Mu00xN ) that First Selectman George R. Temple said Wednesday much of the money is gone and the town is trying to recoup it. It was left to the town by resident Miriam Strong, who died in 2010 at age 85.

He says attorney Peter Clark, one of the executors of Strong's estate, is being investigated.

Clark's lawyer, William Stevens, says his client self-reported an incident of impropriety to the probate court. He said he could not discuss the matter because it's being investigated.

A retired probate court judge has been appointed executor and directed to determine how much money is left.

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Information from: Republican-American, http://www.rep-am.com