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GRISWOLD -- After months of investigation, Connecticut State Police made an arrest Saturday evening in connection with December's fatal fire that killed two people. The arrested woman is also charged with the murder of the son of the victims who died in the fire.

Police said that at around Monday morning December 20, 2017, they were called to 70 Kenwood Estates for a fully involved house fire.

Police later said the Chief Medical Examiner identified the victims as husband and wife Janet Lindquist, 61, and Kenneth Lindquist, 56. State police said they were also called to a fire in an abandoned car in Glastonbury at 40 Nanel Drive that same morning. Their investigation found that vehicle to be associated to the house fire in Griswold.

Initially, State Police were looking for Matthew Lindquist, son of the victims, who was a person of interest.  On May 5 police found human remains in the woods near the same area of the house fire.  Those remains were later identified by officials as Matthew Lindquist.

On May 11, police served two search and seizure warrants on addresses in Hartford. Police said that numerous items of evidence were gained and several people were interviewed.

Early Saturday morning, Ruth Correa, 23 of Hartford, was charged with murder with special circumstances, three counts of felony murder, home invasion, first-degree arson, and first-degree robbery. She is being held on $2.5 million bail and is scheduled to be in Norwich court Monday.

The investigation remains ongoing and police anticipate making more arrests.

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