Simsbury police on 2014 murder: Activity underway is ‘normal progression of investigation’

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SIMSBURY -- Police closed a section of Iron Horse Boulevard for most of the day on Monday for an investigation near the site of a homicide that happened almost a year ago. Police spoke about the investigation Monday afternoon, but released little new information.Simsbury investigation

Friday will mark one year since Melissa Millan, 54, a Mass Mutual Executive and mother of two, went for an evening jog on the side of Iron Horse Boulevard, in the same area that police are now searching, and was fatally stabbed in the chest.

Multiple police cruisers were on the scene all day, and expect to be out again on Tuesday and possibly even Wednesday and Thursday. A tent was up in the parking lot of a nearby performing arts center. The FBI is assisting in the investigation, using metal detectors along the roadway.

But what they're looking for, Simsbury police would not say.

Police say the work going on right now is a "normal progression of an investigation" and they had nothing new to add. Police said Simsbury is a safe community and the FBI would be working with local authorities over the next few days.

melissa millan simsburyOfficials called last year's incident isolated. In June, police 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 for Millan's death. Police reminded people Monday that the reward is still active and they are still looking for more information.

The first selectwoman said Millan's death was "a shock to the entire community."

A $40,000 reward remains for information leading to an arrest.

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