Police Capture Murder Suspect

A woman's body was found outside 99 Springbrook Road in Waterbury.

Police arrested a suspect in the murder of a woman who was found partially clothed in a residential neighborhood of Waterbury around 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

Police said they found Eduardo Ortiz, 27, of 99 Springbrook Road, in an apartment complex in Bridgeport after detectives spent the day searching for him. He was charged with murder and held overnight in Waterbury on a $1 million bond.

Police said the woman was killed in Ortiz's basement apartment on Monday night or early Tuesday morning and dragged into a wooded area across the street. A man and his son who were walking to the bus stop on Tuesday morning found her.

Police believe the woman was in her 30s and that she and Ortiz knew each other. Officials are withholding her name until she can be positively identified and her family is notified.

Ortiz will be arraigned on Wednesday.

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