Almost 11 years later, an arrest in Ledyard murder

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NEW LONDON--With so many questions unanswered for more than a decade, the family of a man found beaten to death in Ledyard believe they now know the "who" in the case.

Timothy Johnson, 32, appeared in New London Superior Court for the 2006 murder of Anthony Hamlin.

Johnson is charged with felony murder and was being held on a $1 million bond.

He's accused of killing Hamlin, a father of five, who was last seen at the New London train station two days before January 28, 2006, when a passerby found his body in a field along Shewville Road.

Hamlin's family can't believe Johnson acted alone.

"He's just a little thing, and I'm saying to myself, how did that happen because my nephew is big, a big person," the victim's aunt Davida Hamlin said.  When asked if she thought there was more than one suspect, she replied, "Had to be, had to be."

Police say more arrests, indeed, could be coming.

Johnson's arrest warrant remains sealed for at least another couple weeks.