Police Seek Information in 1998 Farmington Cold Case Killing

Authorities are marking the 20-year anniversary of a Farmington cold case killing with a news conference renewing a call for information Monday.

On Sept. 24, 1998, 26-year-old Agnieszka Ziemlewski was found shot to death on a trail at the Metropolitan District Commission (MDC) Reservoir off Old Mountain Road near the West Hartford-Farmington line. Police said she was shot at close range, and investigators do not believe it was random.

Ziemlewski had emigrated from Poland with her family in the 1980s. She was living in an apartment in West Hartford and working at United Health Care in Hartford at the time of her death.

Police conducted hundreds of interviews over the years and the State of Connecticut offered a reward of up to $50,000 in the case, but no arrest was ever made. Police said they believe the person remains in the community.

The Farmington Police Department, Cold Case Unit at the Office of the Chief State's Attorney and other law enforcement agencies continue to investigate. 

Anyone with information that may be relevant to the case can contact the tip line at 860-673-8266 or email 

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