Missing New Britain woman, live-in boyfriend, found dead

NEW BRITAIN - A missing woman who New Britain Police said left her workplace under "suspicious circumstances" has been found dead.

Janet Caraballo, 37, was last seen on Thursday at around 7:45 p.m. She was employed at the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain.

Police said a  co-worker called them at around 10 p.m. on Thursday to tell them that Carabello left for a break but did not return as scheduled.

The co-worker said Caraballo got into the car of her live-in boyfriend, Luis Rodriguez, 45, and drove away, leaving behind her cell phone, purse and other personal belongings which the co-worker found unusual.

Police said that on Friday at around 1 a.m., Rodriguez and his car were found at a vacant home on Kensington Avenue in New Britain. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Initial indications are that his death was by suicide. The car and the surrounding area were searched but Caraballo was not found.

Police said that just before 2 p.m., police found Caraballo's body in a secluded wooded area in Plainville just over the New Britain town line. Police said she was stabbed to death.

The New Britain Police Department said they had no prior history with Rodriguez. This incident appears to be a domestic related murder suicide. No other suspect is being considered at this time.

The New Britain Police Department is continuing to investigate and has been assisted by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, The Plainville Police Department and the New Britain State’s Attorney’s Office.

Anyone with information is asked to call the New Britain Police Department at 860-826-3145.