Police try to link suicide to dismembered body, missing woman

Bridgeport police are investigating if the apparent suicide of a Stratford man is related to the gruesome discovery of a dismembered body in a marshy

Bridgeport police are continuing an investigation to see if the disappearance of Minnie Lincoln is tied to the suicide of Marcus Jackson.

Bridgeport police are continuing an investigation to see if the disappearance of Minnie Lincoln is tied to the suicide of Marcus Jackson. (4/7/15)

BRIDGEPORT - Bridgeport police are investigating if the apparent suicide of a Stratford man is related to the gruesome discovery of a dismembered body in a marshy area Monday afternoon.

Officials say they came to the home of Marcus Jackson, 36, of Stratford, yesterday to question him about the disappearance of Minnie Lincoln, 57, after officials found a dismembered body in a Stratford marsh.

Police say they came to question him, but that Jackson shot and killed himself as officers were knocking on his door.

Officials say Jackson was the last person seen with Lincoln, who went missing last month. They say that they spent hours looking at surveillance video that was crucial to leading them to the crime scene.

Lincoln's family members say that she knew Jackson because she worked at the Old Timers Club, which he owned.

An autopsy is being done on the body parts to see if they belong to Lincoln. Police say they are working with the medical examiner to identify the body.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

One person was recovering from surgery Monday after 1 1 recovering after triple shooting in Bridgeport
Troy Ramey of Sea Cliff competes on NBC's 2 Long Islander competes on 'The Voice'
UConn's win streak is now at 111 3 UConn women rout Oregon 90-52, advance to Final Four
The forum was held at Housatonic Community College 4 Public meeting tackles recreational marijuana in CT
The popular Rockville Centre's restaurant is one of 5 Tasty Tuesday: Cabo at Nassau Coliseum

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

The dismembered body found in a Stratford marsh Cops: Body found ties to probe of missing woman

Police in Bridgeport and Stratford are trying to put together the case of a missing

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE