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Man admits 2014 fatal stabbing of the jogger in Connecticut, report says

Melissa Millan was found stabbed to death in 2014, while jogging in a popular route. According to a report, her alleged killer walked into a police station and confessed to the crime.

(FOX61)

A man who allegedly walked into a police department of Connecticut Thursday and confessed to stabbing a mother of two and respected businesswoman to death, while they jog in 2014 — a case that has stumped researchers until now.

Melissa Millan, 54, was jogging on a popular trail in Simsbury on Nov. 20, 2014, when she was stabbed in the chest, police said. For four years, authorities worked to identify a suspect in the murder, but had no leads until last week.

A man came to the police with some members of his church and confessed to the murder of Millan, FOX61 reported. The man — who cannot be identified because he has not been charged — lived near where Millan was killed and is a registered sex offender for a conviction in another state, the report stated. He has no criminal record in Connecticut.

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Simsbury police are watching the man the statement matches the physical evidence at the crime scene. The police believe that the attack was at random, a source told the Hartford Courant.

Simsbury police have not confirm the report FOX61, but said that the authorities are still investigating Millan’s murder.

Millan was a top executive with Mass Mutual, and was a mother of two children at the time of her death. Residents in the town were shocked by her death.

“I always feel safe. Simsbury is a very safe city. Very rarely, something noticeable happens,” Reddy Ganta, a Simsbury resident, told FOX61. “I came back and I found a photograph, flowers and candles, it will be there for about three years, until a few months ago.”

In June 2015, an anonymous donor came forward and offered $40,000 for information that leads to an arrest. Simsbury police chief Peter Ingvertsen said in a press release at the time that there were “only physical evidence of the crime” that will help to identify a suspect.

Authorities announced last year that Simsbury police together with the government on the cold case unit to solve Millan’s murder.

Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter via @bykatherinelam

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