Police released this photo of a vehicle that may have been involved in the murder of a woman found in Middletown in June. The car has since been involved in a front-end crash, and may now have a red hood and front bumper, police said.
On June 16, hikers found the body of Diana Eichler, of New Britain, in a stream off Miner Street in Middletown.
On Sunday morning, workers at a business at 180 Johnston St. in Middletown found the body of Jessica Sanchez, a 32-year-old local woman.
Police are investigating both women's deaths and said they are not connected.
"We would like to reassure the Middletown Community that these deaths are not related in any way. The detectives have thoroughly and completely reviewed the evidence in both cases and it is very clear that these are two very independent occurrences," Middletown police said in a news release.
Eichler's death has been ruled a murde. She suffered head trauma, according to the medical examiner, and police believe she knew her killer.
Police said an Acura, which might be connected to the crime, appears to be dark blue, and had been involved in a front-end crash. The car might now have a red hood and red front bumper, according to police.
Police said Sanchez’s is classified as suspicious. They will have a better understanding of the circumstances leading up to her death once the medical examiner’s office completes the autopsy report.
Anyone with information on either case is asked to call Middletown police at 860-347-6941.