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Police: Grandmother Apparently Kills 2 Grandchildren in Murder-Suicide [UPDATE]

Connecticut State Police confirmed that Debra Denison had Ellyn Santia .38-caliber gun and left a suicide note after picking up her grandchildren, ages 2 and 6 months, from day care.

 

Updated 11:50 p.m., Feb. 26:

A 47-year-old Stonington woman took her 2-year-old and 6-month-old grandsons from their day care provider Tuesday and, armed with a .38-caliber handgun, drove to Foxwoods' Lake of Isles golf course and shot and killed the children before turning the gun on herself, according to multiple police sources.

At 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, Connecticut State Police issued an Amber Alert for the abducted children. Police confirmed for Patch that Debra Denison, the boys' grandmother, picked up the baby and toddler and drove off with the children and the gun in a 2001 White Chrysler Minivan with a CT registration of 445ZAZ.

CSP at Troop E in Montville confirmed that Denison had left a suicide note. State police on the scene had not provided a representative to comment as of 11:15 p.m.

Numerous attempts to reach CSP spokesman Lt. J. Paul Vance for additional details were unsuccessful. Check back with Patch for updates.

According to the Connecticut Judiciary website, Denison has a criminal conviction for reckless driving from 2003 but no other Connecticut police record.

Original story:

Connecticut State Police at Troop E in Montville confirmed for Patch that an Amber Alert has been issued for a two-year-old boy and a six-month-old boy picked up by their grandmother, Debra Denison, from a day-care facility in North Stonington.

Police confirmed they are looking for a 2001 White Chrysler Minivan with a CT registration of 445ZAZ. Police said Denison is in possession of a .38-caliber pistol and left a suicide note.

Call state police at Troop E at 860-848-6500 if you have any information.

EVELYN MORRIS February 27, 2013 at 02:41 PM
I AM IN BOSTON..SAW THE AMBER ALERT LAST NIGHT..THIS MORNING NOT A WORD ON BOSTON TV ABOUT THIS TERRIBLY SAD STORY..I THINK THE LOCAL STATIONS "OWE" US AN UPDATE WHEN THE OUTCOME IS KNOWN..BUT MAYBE CT. HAS HAD SUCH TRAGEDY, WE CAN'T BLAME THEM..

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