Connecticut husband accused of kililng his missing wife, now being held on $1 million bail

Source: South Windsor police; MEGA

May 23 2021, Published 1:03 p.m. ET

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A mother in Connecticut was reported missing, and when police found her remains last week officers accused her husband of murder.

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Jessica Edwards, 30, was reported missing around 7 a.m. May 10 by members of her family. According to the South Windsor Police Department, “Jessica left her residence with an unknown person and called out of her clinical training at Hartford Hospital on Monday.” 

The almost two-week-long search for the mother of a 7-month-old boy involved South Windsor police, the state police major crimes unit, state police K-9 units and the South Windsor police aerial support team.

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On May 21, police found Edwards' remains in the woods near the entrance to the Hockanum River Linear Park.

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The body was not in a grave and begun to decompose, South Windsor Police Sgt. Mark Cleverdon told the New Haven Register.

Her husband, Tahj Hutchinson, 22, of Cinnamon Springs, cooperated with police and agreed to be interviewed again on May 21. Officials reportedly determined his initial story was false after they found Edwards' remains.

Officers arrested him soon after finding Edwards' body.

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Hutchinson may face additional charges following the final autopsy report.

Hutchinson was charged with first-degree manslaughter and is being held on a $1 million bond.  


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