State Police investigate death of a possible homicide suspect

Major Robert C. Gregory
Troop K Commander



Dover, New York – On April 12, 2018, at approximately 8:40 a.m., a double homicide occurred in the town of New Milford, Connecticut.  New Milford Police Department put out a notice to area police agencies to be on the lookout for the suspect’s vehicle described as a light blue mini-van with North Carolina registration.
The suspect’s vehicle was initially observed by a Probation Officer from the Dutchess County Probation Department on Dog Tail Corners Road, east of Berkshire Road in the town of Dover.  Police from the Dutchess County Sherriff’s Office, New York State Police, New Milford Police Department and Connecticut State Police converged on the vehicle found parked with the engine running on the shoulder of the roadway next to the Ten Mile River.  Police emergency service units were called to the scene and subsequently found a male subject deceased in the vehicle.
There does not appear to be any remaining threat to the community.

NEW MILFORD – A male and female were found dead in a New Milford pickup truck Tuesday and later the the suspected killer was found dead in his car of a self-inflicted wound in Dover, N.Y.

The two were found dead in a truck with a smashed driver’s side window at the intersection of Route 55 and Route 7.

The names of the deceased people has not been released.

A person who lives nearby, said when he was feeding his horses around 8:40 a.m. Thursday when he heard six to eight shots from a semi-automatic gun.

As a precaution, The Sherman School was placed in a lockdown.

Police have transported some possible witnesses to the Gaylordsville fire house where they are being interviewed.

Police have blocked off the intersection and asked people to avoid the area.

Route 55 remains closed, blocked by two firetrucks. Detour signs have been placed directing traffic away from the area.