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Suspect Charged in 2014 Killing of Jogger in Simsbury

Melissa Millan was found dead along Iron Horse Boulevard on November 21, 2014.

What to Know

  • Melissa Millan was found dead along Iron Horse Boulevard on November 21, 2014. She was stabbed once in the chest.
  • Police have interviewed a male suspect, who is a registered sex offender, the law enforcement source said.
  • Millan, who was 54 when she died, was an executive with the Mass Mutual insurance company in Hartford.

A suspect has been arrested in connection with the November 2014 death of an insurance executive who was killed while she was jogging in Simsbury.

William Winters Leverett, 27, who is a registered sex offender, has been charged in the 2014 death of Melissa Millan. A law enforcement source said Leverett walked into the Simsbury Police Department and confessed.

Melissa Millan was found dead along Iron Horse Boulevard on November 20, 2014. She had gone out for a run.

Millan was stabbed once in the chest.

Sources with knowledge of the investigation said the male suspect walked into the Simsbury Police Department this week looking to confess. 

Police have interviewed the suspect, who is a registered sex offender, a law enforcement source said.

The Cold Case Unit of the Office of the Chief State's Attorney began working with Simsbury police on the investigation into Millan's death last year.

It was about that time that investigators began to interview witnesses again to re-examine their stories about the case.

Millan, who was 54 when she died, was an executive with the Mass Mutual insurance company in Hartford. The company released the following statement:

"Melissa Millan was an incredible person and outstanding leader, and we were fortunate to have her as a part of our MassMutual family for more than a decade. We are encouraged to learn that there are developments in her case, and continue to keep Melissa and her family in our thoughts."

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