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Simsbury police offer $40,000 reward for information in November homicide

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SIMSBURY - Police updated their investigation into the homicide death of Melissa Millan Thursday morning and offered an award for information leading to an arrest.

The 54-year-old woman was found stabbed on the side of Iron Horse Boulevard on Nov. 20, 2014.  Millan was a mother of two and an insurance executive at Mass Mutual.

Officials called the incident isolated and they were committed to bringing closure to the case. They offered a $40,000 reward for information in the case. the reward was offered by  an anonymous donor for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible.

"Some physical evidence from the crime scene that will help us to identify the person or persons responsible for her death,” said Chief Peter N. Ingvertsen.

Police said they were still investigating  the case, but had no suspects. They did not disclose the nature of the physical evidence they had obtained. Police were looking for any information the public could provide.

At the time, police said investigators were following leads out-of-state and that the FBI was helping out. Millan has an ex-husband, William Hodgin, who police said is not considered a suspect.

Police still won’t say whether the murder was random or targeted, but they have stressed that it is safe to use the trail. As always, they say, you should take general day-to-day precautions and report any suspicious activity.

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