New Britain Death Ruled a Homicide

Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014  |  Updated 6:15 PM EDT
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New Britain Death Ruled a Homicide

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Police have responded to the Regency in New Britain.

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New Britain police are investigating after a 49-year-old woman was found dead in a Spring Street apartment Monday afternoon, and the medical examiner's office has ruled her death a homicide.

Officers were called to The Regency, an apartment building for residents ages 55 and over, at 85 Spring Street for a welfare check around 2:30 p.m. Monday, according to New Britain Police Chief James Wardwell.

There they found Veronica Skinzera dead in her apartment. New Britain police said early Tuesday evening that her death has been ruled a homicide. Investigators believe Skinzera knew her killer and that the crime was not random.

It's not clear if police are following leads or have identified any suspects.

Police went door-to-door to question residents and prevented anyone from entering the building for a brief period of time Monday afternoon.

Residents have since been free to come and go as they please, but police began signing people in and out of the building to keep track of who was coming and going.

The medical examiner arrived on scene around 9 p.m. Monday to remove the body.

New Britain police, the New Britain State's Attorney's Office and the Connecticut State Police Major Crimes Unit are investigating.

Anyone with information is asked to contact New Britain police.

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