Second Arrest Made in Death of Windsor Locks Man Found Stuffed in Storage Bin

Windsor Locks police have made a second arrest in the murder of a 51-year-old man who was found dead in a plastic storage bin in his home in November.

Police previously arrested the man’s daughter and they have now arrested her boyfriend.

Michael Keene, 51, was reported missing on Nov. 22 and police officers found his body on Nov. 27 when they responded to the man’s Main Street home to investigate a report of a body found stuffed in a plastic storage bin in the home, police said.

Keene had been stabbed in the neck and chest and his death was ruled a homicide, according to police.

Days after police found Keene’s body they took his daughter, 23-year-old Jessica Keene, of the same address, into custody at the Travel Inn Motel in Hartford, and charged her with murder. She remains in state Department of Correction custody, where she is being held on $1 million bond. She is due in court on May 16.

Police said they responded to the Keene home when Michael Keene was reported missing but they did not see anything that indicated a body could be concealed inside.

According to court papers, Jessica Keene confessed to police that she stabbed her father on Nov. 17, the night before she gave birth to a premature baby.

She told police there was an argument the night of her father’s death, he was intoxicated and she was defending herself, according to court papers. Jessica Keene’s boyfriend was also there at the time.

Police said they also identified Jessica Keene’s boyfriend, 24-year-old Quahzier Bouie, of the same address, as a person of interest and obtained an arrest warrant on March 26.

Police tracked him to New Jersey, where he was living and found him at a home on Stratford Avenue in Neptune, N.J. He now being held by New Jersey authorities and is awaiting extradition back to Connecticut to face charges of murder, conspiracy to commit murder and tampering/fabricating evidence, according to police.

Jessica Keene’s attorney, Brian Woolf previously raised questions about his client’s confession.

“She’s extremely distraught. She unequivocally denies ever confessing. She says she had nothing to do with her father‘s death,” Woolf said.

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