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Triple-Homicide investigation continues in CT, NY, NC

NEW MILFORD, Conn. (WTNH) - Another 9-1-1 call from a triple-homicide across three states was released Friday. This time, the call was from the New Milford, Connecticut crime scene.

"Someone just went by and shot this guy in a truck."

A witness describes to police the brazen murder of 56-year-old Anthony Fusco, and his adopted daughter, 20-year-old Katie Pladl, in broad daylight at a busy New Milford intersection Thursday morning. 

"The car pulled up, went around him, and shot them."

Police say the gunman is 43-year-old Steven Pladl; the biological father of 20-year-old Katie. 

Based on witness accounts, police were able to identify the gunman's vehicle; finding it within the hour over the New York state border in Dover. The suspected gunman dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Original Story: N.C. incest couple, baby dead in multi-state crime scenes

Investigators in Connecticut and New York soon connected the crime scenes to one hundreds of miles away in North Carolina. 

Earlier Thursday morning, Steven Pladl's mother called police in Knightdale, North Carolina, to report his 7-month-old son, Bennet, dead. Police learned later on that the child was born following an incestuous relationship between Steven, and his biological daughter, Katie. 

Fusco and Katie Pladl were at their home in Waynedale, New York. No one answered the door when News 8 visited Friday afternoon. 

Jim Moore says his two daughters went to school with Katie Pladl. He says he had no idea about the complicated family dynamic. 

Police are still trying to piece together the motive. Our sister station WNCN in North Carolina reports Katie Pladl and Steven Pladl were facing charges of incest in Virginia. They report she broke off their relationship earlier in the week.


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