In particularly disturbing news, a veteran law enforcement officer reported on what he called “one of the worst cases I have seen.”
Willimantic Police Chief Paul Hussey, a 27-year veteran, provided a report to WFSB regarding the recent murder of a nurse in Willimantic, Connecticut.
Reportedly, the woman’s family became concerned when she did not return from visiting a person in a “halfway house” on Chapman Street in Willimantic. She was reported missing on Saturday.
When police arrived at the halfway house to investigate, they could not locate the nurse but noticed her car was not there. Another unit quickly located her “abandoned car at a nearby business.”
A full-scale search ensued. K9 units and officers returned to the halfway house and conducted a second search. A short time later they located the woman’s body.
Hussey said: “This is a deeply troubling case on many levels and one of the worst cases I have seen in my 27 years in law enforcement. Our condolences go out to the family of the victim.”
In the process of their search and investigation, police officers arrested a man, identified as Michael Reese, as he fled the area.
CT Insider reported that Reese was initially charged with unrelated offenses, but he expected him to be charged with homicide within days.
The Daily Caller reported that Reese is a registered sex offender and that Court documents show Reese was one of the patients the woman was scheduled to visit.
According to NBC, Reese is currently held at the Corrigan-Radgowski Correctional Center on a $1 million bond. Additional charges are pending. At this time he is charged with violating probation, larceny and possession of drug paraphernalia.
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