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.
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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.