Person of Interest Identified in Death of New Fairfield Woman

He is in custody on an unrelated larceny charge.

State police have identified a person of interest in the suspicious death of a New Fairfield woman and he is in police custody on an unrelated charge. Police said they charged him with larceny after finding him with a stolen car.

Authorities have identified 32-year-old Steven Flood as a person of interest in the death of a 55-year-old woman found in the home at 26 Candlewood Road on May 2 and said he lived at the same address.

State troopers responded to the home for a well-being check that morning. After forcing their way inside, they found the woman’s body and deemed her death suspicious, state police said. Police have not released the woman's name.

While checking the home, police identified Flood as a person of interest and searched several addresses for him.

Police found him Thursday, camping in the woods in Union. Authorities said he was driving a stolen car and obtained a warrant charging him with third-degree larceny. 

The warrant is sealed, but state police said Flood had a 21-year-old New Fairfield man’s car and that was the reason for the charge. 

Flood was arrested and held on a $100,000 bond. He is due in court today. 

It’s not clear if he has an attorney. 

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