HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Police are investigating a deadly double shooting in Wethersfield as a murder-suicide.
Wethersfield police responded to an apartment complex on Mountain Laurel Drive around 9:30 p.m. Saturday for reports of shots fired.
Officers found 21-year-old Caroline Anne Ashworth and 59-year-old Michael Mollow, both of Branford, dead. Police said Ashworth was found dead in the driver’s seat with multiple gunshot wounds to her torso and upper extremities. The medical examiner’s office ruled her death a homicide.
Police said Mollow was found outside the vehicle by the driver’s side door. The medical examiner’s office said he had a gunshot wound to his torso and ruled his death a suicide.
According to police, Mollow and Ashworth had been in a previous domestic relationship. A motive for the shooting is unclear.
Mollow had been a dentist at North Branford Dental Group since 1997. A statement posted on its website read in part:
“It is with a sad and heavy heart that we are announcing the tragic loss of Dr. Michael Mollow. We extend our deepest sympathies and support to the families and friends affected by this devastating event.”
The case remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Wethersfield police at (860) 721-2865.