Police make arrest in death of Willimantic woman
WILLIMANTIC — Police say they intend to charge a man now in custody in New York with the murder of a Willimantic woman.
Just after 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, police and medical crews were called to 36 Ash Street. They found 27-year-old Angela Martinez-Acevedo dead inside an apartment there. FOX61 has learned that the cause of death was strangulation.
The State Police Eastern District Major Crimes Unit and the Office of the State’s Attorney were called in to assist in the investigation. They developed a suspect, 28 year old Julio Cruz-Cabrera, who was located and interviewed in the state of New York. He is being held there as a fugitive from justice, and will face a murder charge when he returns to Connecticut. Sources tell FOX61’s Taylor DiChello that the two had a dating relationship, and that there’s no history of police calls for domestic violence at that Willimantic address. Angela Martinez-Acevedo had previously lived in Pennsylvania.
Willimantic Police say no other information will be released right now because their investigation is ongoing, but they continue to ask the public to contact them with any information regarding Angela Martinez-Acevedo’s death. The Willimantic Police Detective Division can be reached at 860-465-3135, and the State Police Major Crimes Unit (Eastern District) can be reached at 860-896-3230.