70-Year-Old Woman Accused of Murdering 84-Year-Old Doctor Husband in Burlington

A 70-year-old woman is accused of murdering her husband, an 84-year-old doctor, in Burlington Tuesday morning.

Linda L. Kosuda-Bigazzi, 70, was arrested on Friday, days after her husband, Dr. Pierluigi Bigazzi, was found dead in their home on Smith Lane.

Police responded to the home for a well-being check and found Bigazzi dead.

On Tuesday, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) ruled the man's death a homicide.

After developing probable cause, state police obtained an arrest warrant for Linda Kosuda-Bigazzi.

On Friday, she was arrested and charged with murder and tampering with evidence. Her bond was set at $1.5 million.

State police are asking for assistance and would like to speak with anyone who had direct contact with Pierluigi Bigazzi between July 2017 and February 2018 and/or any contractors who performed work at the 70 Smith Lane residence during that same time frame. They are urged to contact detectives at (860) 626-7922.

Pierluigi Bigazzi was a faculty member at the medical school for more than 40 years. He's an internist by training and he specialized in immunology research. He also was a past educator of medical students about pathology and oncology. Most recently, he was tasked with preparing online educational material to supplement student textbooks, UConn officials told NBC Connecticut.

"We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of our longtime faculty member Dr. Pierluigi Bigazzi, professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at UConn School of Medicine. After being unable to reach Bigazzi, concerned departmental leadership contacted UConn Police who visited his home. UConn police immediately contacted the local police department who is investigating the death in collaboration with the state police," UConn Health said in a statement.

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