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Police make arrest in strangulation of Willimantic woman

October 6, 2018

WINDHAM, Conn. (AP) — A 28-year-old man has been charged in the strangulation of a Willimantic woman.

Police say 28-year-old Julio Cruz-Cabrera was taken into custody Friday in New York and is being held as a fugitive. Police say that when he is returned to Connecticut, he will be charged with the murder of 27-year-old Angela Martinez-Acevedo.

She was found dead in her Willimantic apartment on Tuesday.

Police have not said how long she had been dead and say the investigation is ongoing.

WTNH-TV reported the body was found after the woman’s two children came home from school Tuesday evening and could not get into the apartment. A neighbor, who came to unlock the door discovered the body, the station reported.

An autopsy determined she had been strangled.

Police say they were able to identify Cruz-Cabrera as a suspect and have interviewed him.

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