An upscale community in Connecticut is stunned after an elderly woman was found dead Monday morning under seemingly suspicious circumstances.
According to the Stamford Advocate, Stamford Police Capt. Richard Conklin said the woman’s husband called authorities at approximately 8:30 a.m. Monday to report that his wife wasn’t breathing and covered in blood.
Although the victim’s identity has not been released, Fox 61 reports the home, located at 315 Hycliff Terrace, is owned by Allen and Eden Claxton, a couple in their 70’s, citing property records. Conklin confirmed that the deceased woman is in her 70’s, though a cause of death has not yet been revealed.
Residents of the affluent neighborhood expressed shock at the news.
“Who knows, I mean, there’s so many really weird people around and you never know who lives next door to you,” Jerry Nietupski told Fox 61.
“Scary! To think that would happen in our world today. It’s scary,” added Jerry’s wife, Diane Nietupski.
Conklin reported that the woman’s body was still in the home on Monday afternoon as detectives awaited a search warrant.
“She is deceased and we think there will be pertinent evidence [at the property],” Conklin stated, according to Stamford Advocate. “We don’t want to rush to get her out.”
Google Maps shows the beautiful Tudor-style home, which has an assessed value of nearly $1 million, surrounded by an impeccable, well-manicured yard. According to neighborhoodscout.com, Stamford “has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average” when comparing other similarly populated communities, with a violent crime rate of only 2.72 per 1,000 residents.
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[Featured image: Google Maps/Dec. 2015]