Man Charged With Murder in Willimantic Woman’s Death: Police

A man has been arrested and charged with murder in connection to a Willimantic, Connecticut woman's death.

Willimantic Police found 27-year-old Angela Martinez-Acevedo's body in an apartment at 36 Ash Street on Tuesday. 

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner said the cause of her death was strangulation and her manner of death was homicide.

Officials from the Office of the State's Attorney, the Connecticut State Police Major Crimes Unit, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner's Office, the New York Police Department and the Department of Children and Families were contacted for assistance in the investigation. 

Investigators said they reached a point in the investigation where 28-year-old Julio Cruz-Cabrera became a suspect. He was identified, located and interviewed.

Officers said they obtained an arrest warrant for Cruz-Cabrera and he was taken into custody in New York on Friday, where he is being held as a fugitive from justice.

Cruz-Cabrera is facing a murder charge in Connecticut, according to Willimantic Police.

The investigation is ongoing. Police ask the public to contact them with any information that may help their investigation. You can call Willimantic Police at (860) 465-3135 or Connecticut State Police at (860) 896-3230.

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