Police investigating woman’s death in New Haven

New Haven police investigating a body found on Jennings Way (WTNH / Noelle Gardner)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — New Haven police are investigating the discovery of a woman’s body inside of a home on Jennings Way Thursday afternoon.

According to New Haven police, just after 12 noon, first responders were dispatched to a home on Jennings Way on a report that a body had been found. Shortly after their arrival, Emergency Medical Technicians pronounced an adult woman dead at the scene.

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(WTNH / Noelle Gardner)

The identity of the victim has not yet been released, pending notification of next of kin. Officers are beginning their investigation.

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(WTNH / Noelle Gardner)

Law enforcement sources tell News 8 the victim was a black woman, approximately in her 40’s. She was found gagged with her hands and feet tied. There was no obvious sign of how she was killed, according to law enforcement sources.

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New Haven police investigating a body found on Jennings Way (WTNH / Noelle Gardner)

Neighbors are terrified after their street turned into a crime scene. Kim Prodoti said, “It’s shocking. Because it’s really quiet here.” Susan Gray added, I’m scared. Because I don’t know what happened.”

Prodoti said, “I was out tending my little garden and somebody drove by and said what happened, and I had no idea.” Neighbors told NEWS8 the woman was fairly new to the area. Stephanie Freeman added, “I’ve never seen her with anybody, just by herself.”

Susan Gray said, “The last time I saw her we were talking. She’s nice. She didn’t bother nobody. She stay to herself.” People who live across the street didn’t notice anything unusual.

Freeman added, “Didn’t hear nothing, didn’t see nothing, nothing.” Neighbors said they’re afraid for their own safety.
Gray added, “I will get me a pitbull. I watch things and I didn’t see anything. That’s what really ticked me off.”

New Haven police are asking for the public’s help in this investigation. If you have any information that could assist investigators, you’re asked to call New Haven police at 203-946-6304. Calls can be made anonymously.

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