A 23-year-old woman faces murder and arson charges in the deaths of a Connecticut couple and their son – who was found dead five months after his parents, authorities said.
Ruth Correa, of Hartford, was arrested Saturday on a slew of charges that included murder, arson and robbery in the deaths of Kenneth and Janet Lindquist, whose bodies were found inside their Griswold home after a fire on Dec. 20, Connecticut State Police announced.
Correa is also charged in the death of the couple’s 21-year-old son, Matthew Lindquist, who was found dead in a wooded area near the family’s Kenwood Road home earlier this month, police said.
Details of the alleged murders were not revealed during Correa’s initial court appearance on Monday, the Hartford Courant reports. An arrest warrant in the case remains sealed and investigators have not revealed a possible motive in the triple slaying.
Several of Correa’s relatives attended Monday’s brief hearing, with some telling her to “say the truth, baby,” according to the newspaper.
Matthew Lindquist was initially a person of interest in his parents’ death after Kenneth Lindquist, 56, and his 61-year-old wife were found dead inside their home.
Troopers then found human remains near the couple’s home on May 5 and they were later positively identified as the missing son. It remains unclear exactly how the Lindquists were killed.
A judge kept Correa’s bail set at $2.5 million. Correa did not enter a plea and is due to return to court on June 6, the Courant reports.
Additional arrests in the case are expected, state police said.
Correa, a mother of two, has no known criminal history, but a prosecutor said during Monday’s court appearance that she suffers from mental health problems, WFSB reports.