Police ID woman found dead at Lake Quonnipaug condos in Guilford; neighbors rocked by tragedy

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GUILFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Guilford Police are currently investigating a homicide on Mohawk Trail at the Lake Quonnipaug condo complex.

Police activity was spotted in the area of Lake Quonnipaug Friday morning.

Guilford Police said on Thursday around 10:30 a.m., emergency crews responded to the home for a welfare check. Officers located a female suffering from ‘obvious injuries.’ The Guilford Fire Department pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

Guilford Police is currently leading an investigation with the assistance of the State Police Western Major Crimes Squad.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined the cause of death to be blunt force trauma and the manner of death as a homicide.

Guilford Police identified the victim as 42-year-old Lindsey Hopkins of Guilford.

This has just rocked the Guilford community. The town’s police chief says it’s been more than 20 years since the last homicide, making this even more difficult and upsetting.

Police say they are pursuing leads, gathering information from those closest to her, and creating a timeline for what unfolded. They’re leaning into technology to help them with that.

Neighbors we spoke with Friday say this tragedy has devastated them all.

Rebecca Zorsky of Guilford said, “It’s terribly unsettling…It’s so, so tragic. I can’t even believe that happened here…I just feel so badly for the woman, her family, her friends.”

Community members told News 8 they are concerned about their safety.

“Our feeling is that the community is safe up there. For right now, we are treating it as an isolated incident. We are moving forward with the investigation to determine the circumstances and identify the person responsible,” said Guilford Police Chief Warren Hyatt.

Police are continuing to investigating the homicide.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact the Guilford Police Department at (203) 453-8061.

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