Norwalk Man Charged With Manslaughter

A 59-year-old Norwalk man has been charged with manslaughter.

Police said they responded to Unit 17 at 505 Westport Ave. just before 1:30 a.m. Wednesday and found a woman dead in the home.

Officers detained 59-year-old Paul Bjerke, who was inside the residence, and charged him with first-degree manslaughter.

Police later identified the victim as Lisa Zemlock, a 49-year-old who lived in the unit on 505 Westport Ave. 

Police are investigating and ask anyone with information to call Detective Fitzmaurice at 203-854-3180, dial the Norwalk Police Tip Line at 203-854-3111, send an anonymous Internet tip www.norwalkpd.com or text a tip by typing "NPD" into the text field, followed by the message, and sending it to CRIMES (274637)

Bond for Bjerke has been set at $750,000. He is due in court today.

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