- Associated Press - Thursday, December 24, 2015

ELLINGTON, Conn. (AP) - Police investigating a possible burglary found a woman dead in her Ellington home and her husband severely injured.

The victims were identified as 39-year-old Connie Dabate, who was pronounced dead at the scene, and her husband, 39-year-old Richard Dabate, who was taken to the hospital.

State troopers were called to a residential burglary alarm on Birchview Drive around 10:15 a.m. Wednesday. Smoke was present when troopers and first responders arrived at the scene.

Police say at no time was there any threat to the public or community.

An autopsy is scheduled on the deceased victim to determine a cause of death and the investigation is ongoing.

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