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Woman Found Dead in Burning New Haven Apartment

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Police are investigating what they are calling a probable homicide after finding a woman’s body inside a smoke-filled building at 61 Whalley Avenue in New Haven early Monday morning.

At 1:51 a.m., New Haven police responded to a report of a domestic incident and found flames and smoke pouring from building, so they called in the fire department.

Firefighters traced the smoke to a fire burning in the third-floor apartment, knocked down the apartment door, extinguished the fire and found the woman.

Her name has not yet been released.

Police are investigating this as a suspicious fire and a probable homicide.

They said a suspect with an extensive criminal background is in custody. His name has not been released, but police said and he lived inside the apartment where the body was found.



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