Man Charged With Murder After Man Found With Multiple Gunshot Wounds in Bethel Home

A Bethel man has been charged with murder in the death of another man found with multiple gunshots wounds.

Officers responded to a home on Apollo Road around 6:30 p.m. Monday after a woman returned home and found her son, identified as Richard Odell, dead.

She reported that she believed he had committed suicide, police said, but investigators determined his death was a homicide.

Investigators said another resident of the home, 40-year-old Matthew Odell, was missing, and that a gun had been taken from the home.

Police said they identified Matthew Odell as a suspect and he was in the custody of New Milford Police “as a result of crimes committed in their town earlier in the day.” He was found with the gun missing from the Apollo Road home.

Matthew Odell was held on bond for the charges out of New Milford and arrested at Danbury Superior Court for the Bethel case. He faces a murder charge.

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