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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

07/16/06

                 STATE POLICE MAKE ARREST IN MONTVILLE HOMICIDE

ON 07/15/06, SHORTLY AFTER 3:15 P.M., CONNECTICUT STATE POLICE TROOP-E RECEIVED A 911 TELEPHONE CALL REPORTING A DISPUTE WITH INJURY AT A RESIDENCE LOCATED AT 77 RICHARD BROWN DRIVE IN MONTVILLE.  STATE TROOPERS RESPONDED AND LOCATED A DECEASED FEMALE INSIDE THE RESIDENCE. EMS PERSONNEL ALSO RESPONDED AND THE FEMALE WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE.

STATE TROOPERS SECURED THE AREA AND RESIDENCE AS A CRIME SCENE. THE STATE POLICE EASTERN DISTRICT MAJOR CRIME SQUAD WAS ASSIGNED TO CONDUCT A CRIMINAL INVESTGATION INTO THIS DEATH. 

STATE POLICE DETECTIVES PROCESSED THE CRIME SCENE GATHERING PHYSICAL AND FORENSIC EVIDENCE. PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATIVE INFORMATION DETERMEIND THAT AN ARGUMENT LED TO AN ASSAULT WHICH RESULTE DIN THE DEATH OF THE VICITM. THIS IS AN ISOLATED INCIDENT.

STATE POLICE INVESTIGATORS HAVE CHARGED A 16-YEAR-OLD YOUTHFUL OFFENDER WITH MURDER. THE ACCUSED WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY AND TRANSPORTED TO TROOP- E IN MONTVILLE. HE IS BEING HELD ON A $2 MILLION DOLLAR BOND AND WILL APPEAR IN GA #21 NORWICH ON MONDAY 07/17/06

THE DECEASED HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED AS JOANNE SIGUENCIA, DOB 12/16/73,OF 77 RICHARD BROWN DRIVE, MONTVILLE.

A POST MORTEM EXAMINATION WILL BE CONDUCTED AT THE OFFICE OF THE CHIEF STATE’S MEDICAL EXAMINER ON MONDAY TO DETERMINE THE MANNER AND CAUSE OF DEATH.

THE STATE POLICE INVESTIGATION INTO THIS CASE IS CONTINUING.

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SGT. J. PAUL VANCE