Children Named “Persons of Interest” In Triple Slaying

Doug Greene, NBC Connecticut

The investigation into a triple slaying in East Hartford has moved to Manchester, where police are searching the home of one victim's adult children, who have been named "persons of interest."

On Thanksgiving morning, police went to 154 Naomi Drive on a call and found the seen of a brutal triple homicide.

The bodies of Beverly Therrien, 74, and her caregivers -- Pamela Johns, 60, and Michael Ramsey, 53., were in different areas of the house.All three died of blunt force trauma to the head, according to the medical examiner. Police have named no suspects, but said they do not believe there is any threat to the community.

Over the nine months before three people were found dead in an East Hartford home, police had been called to the house 11 times, the Hartford Courant reports.

Police records reveal that Beverly Therrien and her grown children, Candace Bednarz, 52, and Brett Bednarz, 46, had called police over and over again, complaining of harassment and stealing, the newspaper reports.

Polce obtained a search warrant on Wednesday morning to search the siblings' home at 114 Rachel Road. Police said the warrant is for evidence that might be linked to the homicide in East Hartford.

Therrien, according to the warrant, called police seven times since March. Her children, who live in Manchester, called police four times over the same time frame.

In May, Brett Bednarz was charged with third-degree assault on an elderly person. The Courant reports that a friend of Therrien's asked police to check on the elderly woman and a judge issued a protective order on Therrien's behalf.

On Oct. 27, Brett pleaded guilty to breach of peace and received a suspended jail sentence and a year of probation, the Courant reports.

The warrant says Therrien told police she was afraid of her son. Reluctantly, she said he had placed a broomstick across her abdomen and pushed down on it with force, the Courant reports. She would not give police a written statement.

No arrests have been made in the homicides. 

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