On Thanksgiving morning, police found three people dead inside a home at 154 Naomi Drive in East Hartford and the motive in the slayings was "highly personal," police have determined by evidence at the grisly homicide scene.
All three victims died of blunt force trauma to the head, officials said.
Police identified two of the victims as Pamela Johns, 60, and Beverly Therrien, 74. On Tuesday, they identified the third person as Michael Ramsey, 53.
East Hartford police went to the house on Thursday morning after receiving a call from a resident’s family member. What they found inside is evidence that "exhibits extreme violence and trauma with regard to the method and amount of injury to all the victims,” police said.
The door was unlocked and the three victims were in different areas of the house. All three are homicide victims, police said, and they do not believe that they were killed during a burglary, robbery or home invasion.
One challenge police face is reluctance from Therrien’s immediate family members to cooperate, officials said.
Investigators said it would take several days to collect and process all the evidence because the home contains “a high volume of physical evidence.”
Lt. Curt Stoldt asks people who have information to come forward and call East Hartford police.