On May 25, 2001, Kelsey Monahon, a pregnant 28-year-old, was strangled and beaten in her home on Bittersweet Avenue in Milford. Now, 12 years later, the man suspected of killing her has been extradited to Connecticut to answer to charges.
Luis A. Rodriquez, 53, has been charged with murder.
It was Memorial Day weekend in 2001 when the attack happened.
Monahon’s hands and feet had been bound. Her husband was the one to find her, just days before they were to celebrate their second wedding anniversary.
Their anniversary celebration never happened. Three days later, Kelsey died of injuries she sustained during the attack.
Kelsey’s death was ruled a homicide.
In 2011, police made an arrest in the case. On January 13, 2011, an arrest warrant was issued, charging Luis Rodriguez, 50, with murder. He was currently incarcerated in Oklahoma on unrelated charges at the time.
On Tuesday, Rodriquez was extradited and Milford Police took him into custody. Police said he targeted the Monahon’s home for a robbery or burglary.
He has been charged with murder and felony murder and is being held on $2 million.
Rodriquez was arraigned on June 12 and the case has been transferred to Part A. The warrant is sealed.