Person of interest in New Fairfield suspicious death arrested


Western District Major Crime Detectives arrest “person of interest” in New Fairfield suspicious death

On 05/02/17, at approximately 9:30 a.m., constables from the New Fairfield Resident Trooper’s Office responded to 26 Candlewood Road in New Fairfield for a well-being check. Upon arrival, officers found the single family dwelling secured.

Authorization was granted for forced entry into the home. A white female was located within the residence, deceased. The ambulance was summoned and pronouncement of death was made at approximately 1025 hours. The manner in which she was found and injuries noted to her body were suspicious in nature.

The Western District Major Crime Squad-“A” Office and the Crime Scene Van were requested and responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. During the processing of the residence and the course of this investigation, a person of interest was developed. Detectives from the Eastern District Major Crime Squad assisted in checking several addresses within their jurisdiction regarding this person of interest.

On 05/04/17, at approximately 1200 hours, a patrol trooper and his K9 partner located the person of interest camping in the woods in the Town of Union.

He is identified as Steven Flood (32 years of age) of no known current address and was cooperative with police. Detectives were able to obtain an arrest warrant for Mr. Flood, which was sealed by the court, on the charges of Larceny III, for being in possession of the victim’s vehicle. He was arrested without incident and transported back to Troop “L”, Litchfield, where he was processed and held on a court set bond of $100,000. He will be arraigned in Danbury Superior Court on 05/05/17.

This remains an active investigation.

Author: Harlem Valley News