Man charged in connection to death of woman inside Milford home
Police have released the identity of a man they say killed a woman inside of a Milford condominium complex.
Ewen Dewitt, 42, was charged with murder, violation of a protective order, risk of injury and reckless endangerment.
Police say Dewitt killed Julie Minogue, 42, inside 76 Salem Walk Tuesday night.
Detectives say they received a call around 9 p.m. Tuesday from Minogue's 17-year-old child stating that his mother was being assaulted by a man inside their home.
Police say Dewitt left the scene following the homicide. They say he was visiting a bar in West Haven and was found by police in a food truck.
Detectives say Minogue was found by police laying in a pool of blood with an ax laying nearby. Her 3-year-old was found on the couch in the living room and appeared to be in shock. They say the 17-year-old child said he saw Dewitt standing over his mother's body.
Police have not confirmed the cause of death and say they will have to wait until the report from the medical examiner's office.
Investigators say Dewitt and Minogue were in a prior relationship and that Dewitt was arrested in November 2019 for assaulting Minogue. A protective order was issued at that time by the court.
Police also say Minogue was granted a full no contact restraining order against Dewitt following a complaint on Dec. 1, 2022 that he sent her harassing text messages.