Police ID Couple Found Dead After Suspected Murder-Suicide in Willimantic

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A couple was found dead in a home in Willimantic Tuesday and police have identified the wife as the victim and husband as the suspect.

Police identified the victim as 68-year-old Luz Figueroa and the suspect as her 67-year-old husband, Edgardo Figueroa.

According to Connecticut State Police, Willimantic officers were called to a home on Gem Drive for a report of an assault. When they arrived, they found Luz Figueroa dead in the home.

Officers believed a suspect was still in the home, and tried to make contact. When that failed, a robot was sent in to investigate further.

“They made the determination that it was safest for the officers on scene, as well as individuals within the immediate area to send in the electronic robot so that no officers immediately put themselves in jeopardy by the way," Lt. Matthew Solak of the Willimantic Police Department said.

Edgardo Figueroa was found dead, according to police.

The Connecticut State Police Major Crimes unit was called in to the scene.

Police said they believe this is an isolated incident and there is no immediate danger to the public, but residents in the area were asked to stay in their homes during the investigation.

Three Windham schools were under a shelter-in-place order during the incident, but were able to dismiss students Tuesday afternoon.

Gem Drive in the area of Roanoke Avenue was closed for several hours during the investigation.

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