Woodbridge police found a body in the back of a U-Haul truck around 9 p.m. on Monday. Police said the man and woman sitting in the truck knew there was a body inside. Charges have been filed.
A call about a suspicious vehicle in Woodbridge on Monday night led police to a suspect in a New Haven homicide.
Police responded to Bethmour Road, near the intersection of Route 67, at 8:45 p.m. on Monday to investigate and found the body of Anthony Pesapane, 31, rolled up in a carpet in the back of a rented U-Haul truck, according to New Haven police. Police originally said his last name was Pesane.
Marta Matejkowska, 29, of New Haven, was driving the truck and her long-time boyfriend, Josue Rivera, 27, of New Haven, was the passenger, police said.
Police said they became suspicious because the stories the two were telling did not match and Matejkowska gave investigating officers permission to check the cargo area of the truck, where they found Pesapane's body.
Woodbridge police called New Haven police around midnight and officers joined the investigation.
Police said Pesapane had been staying with the couple for a few weeks at their 344 Howard Ave. home and Rivera confessed to stabbing the man to death several days ago.
Rivera is expected to be charged with murder and tampering with evidence and Matejkowska is expected to be charged with tampering with evidence. They will be arraigned on Wednesday.
Neighbors said people often come into the neighborhood to dump things because it is along a creek.
Woodbridge Police, New Haven Police, the New Haven State’s Attorneys Office and the State Police Central District Major Crime Squad are investigating.
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