Lamont authorizes $50K reward for tips related to 2018 Burlington homicide


BURLINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) – The New Britain State’s Attorney held a press conference on Monday afternoon to discuss the investigation into the homicide of a Litchfield woman who was found dead in 2018.

Kelsey Mazzamaro was found dead in Burlington on May 6, 2018, after officers received reports of a body found in water.

An autopsy revealed someone strangled her to death, and the medical examiner’s office reported she died from neck compression.

New Britain State’s Attorney Brian Preleski held a news conference in Burlington Monday to make an announcement in the investigation of the homicide of the 26-year-old mother of two.

Preleski and Mazzamaro’s family are seeking the public’s help with information on what happened to Mazzamaro.

“At some point, Kelsey’s children are going to want to know what happened to their mother,” State’s Attorney Preleski said. “Ultimately, we are asking for the public’s help in giving them an answer.”

Her father said of her at the press conference, “She was a free spirit…a very intelligent woman…a quirky sense of humor…She just wanted to be a good mother. That was her goal, to be a good mother. Someone needs to do the right thing and call…Closure there will never be…There is never closure, but I like to have answers.”

Gov. Ned Lamont has authorized a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Mazzamaro’s killer or killers. 

“We know that there are individuals with information pertaining to this investigation who have yet to come forward,” State’s Attorney Preleski said. He says any information, no matter how seemingly insignificant, could be the piece to the puzzle investigators need.

Mazzamaro was known to frequent the Waterbury and Torrington areas and investigators are asking that anyone with information concerning her whereabouts on May 5 or May 6 of 2018 contact authorities at (866) 623-8058.

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