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Police Arrest 'Person Of Interest' In New Fairfield Woman's Death

Steven Flood, 32, was found camping in the woods in Union and arrested on larceny charges.
Steven Flood, 32, was found camping in the woods in Union and arrested on larceny charges. Photo Credit: Connecticut State Police

NEW FAIRFIELD, Conn. — State police arrested a "person of interest" in the "suspicious" death of a New Fairfield woman on a larceny charge after finding him with a stolen car, police said.

Early Thursday, a patrol trooper and his K9 partner tracked down the suspect, Steven Flood, 32, while he was camping in the woods in Union, on the Connecticut/Massachusetts border in the northeastern part of the state, police said.

Flood, who was cooperative with police, was charged with third-degree larceny, state police said. He has the same address as the unidentified deceased 55-year-old woman, who was found dead Tuesday in the home at 26 Candlewood Drive in a neighborhood along Candlewood Lake.

Police have characterized the woman's death “suspicious” but have not called it a homicide or given details on the cause or manner of her death.

Troopers responded to the home for a well-being check Tuesday morning and forced their way inside. The 55-year-old woman was found dead, and troopers described her death as "suspicious." They have not released her name.

Flood, who was transported back to Troop L in Litchfield, will appear Friday in Danbury Superior Court on the charge of third-degree larceny, which is linked to the theft of a car, police said. He was held on $100,000 bond.

State Police established that Flood was a person of interest “during the processing of the residence and the course of this investigation.” They had checked several addresses before tracking him down while camping.

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