Police ID 74-Year-Old Woman Killed in Stamford Home

Police have identified a woman who died after officers were called to a Stamford home Monday and confirmed her death was a homicide.

Investigators said 74-year-old Eden Claxton died after police were called to a home on Hycliff Terrace near Halliwell Drive Monday, and police say her death is a homicide.

Stamford Police Capt. Richard Conklin confirmed investigators have been speaking with her husband, 75-year-old Allen Claxton, about the crime. Allen Claxton was home at the time of the incident and was hospitalized, but has since been released.

Officials said Allen Claxton is cooperating with police and he is not in custody.

According to The Stamford Advocate, cops responding to an emergency call on June 11 found Eden Claxton covered in blood at the scene. She later died.

Neighbor Malika McLaughlin told News 4 about hearing noises coming from the couple's home around 2 a.m. Monday; the neighbor said police showed up about six hours later and the neighbor reported seeing a man walk to an ambulance, his eye bruised and blood noticeable on his head.

The neighbor said the couple had just been seen gardening outside over the weekend, and that the two loved to travel during the summer and take walks.

Stamford is not known for violence. It had its first homicide in 18 months in late May -- in that case, an 18-year-old man was shot on the city's West Side.

Mayor David Martin issued a statement the following day saying, "We often take for granted how safe our community has become."

The homicide "serves as a sad reminder that gun violence can occur anywhere," Martin said in the June 11 statement. "It is particularly heartbreaking and disturbing to see a youth in Stamford whose life ends far too soon because of a gun."

Stamford police are working closely with the State's Attorney's Office.

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