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.


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.


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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