On April 12, 2018, at approximately 8:40 a.m., a double homicide occurred in the town of New Milford, Connecticut. New Milford Police Department put out a notice to area police agencies to be on the lookout for the suspect’s vehicle described as a light blue mini-van with North Carolina registration. The suspect’s vehicle was initially observed by a Probation Officer from the Dutchess County Probation Department on Dog Tail Corners Road, east of Berkshire Road in the town of Dover. Police from the Dutchess County Sherriff’s Office, New York State Police, New Milford Police Department, and Connecticut State Police converged on the vehicle found parked with the engine running on the shoulder of the roadway next to the Ten Mile River. Police emergency service units were called to the scene and subsequently found a male subject deceased in the vehicle. There does not appear to be any remaining threat to the community.
*Update - The male subject found deceased inside the 2010 Honda Odyssey is tentatively being identified as the registered owner, Steven W. Pladl, pending autopsy results, and finger print confirmation.*
**Update - Deceased male subject positively identified as Steven W. Pladl, aged 43 years, of Knightdale North Carolina. His death has been ruled a suicide by firearm.**