The State of Connecticut is offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the death of Erika Cirioni, a 26-year-old Norwich woman who was last seen alive on New Year’s Eve 2006.
The reward authorized by Governor Dannel P. Malloy is the maximum allowed under Connecticut law and is offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for Ms. Cirioni’s death.
Ms. Cirioni was reported missing by her mother on New Year’s Eve 2006. Her remains were discovered off a road in an isolated area of Montville on March 25, 2012. Based on the circumstances of the case, her death is considered a homicide.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the Norwich Police Department at 860-886-5561, the Cold Case tip line at 860-548-0606 or toll-free at 866-623-8058, by email at email@example.com or by regular mail at P.O. Box 962, Rocky Hill, CT 06067. All information will be kept confidential.
The case is being investigated by the Norwich Police Department and the Southeastern Connecticut/New London County Cold Case Unit. Despite an intensive investigation, few leads have been developed.
The reward was requested by Michael L. Regan, State’s Attorney for the Judicial District of New London. Investigators believe the offer of the reward may give impetus for a person with knowledge of the crime to step forward.
Ms. Cirioni’s missing persons case was included in the first deck of “cold case” playing cards produced by the Division of Criminal Justice and distributed through the Connecticut correctional system. Her case, since reclassified from a missing person to a homicide, was described on the 6 of diamonds playing card.
The Southeastern Connecticut/New London County Cold Case Unit is a collaborative initiative of the Norwich Police Department, Town of Groton Police Department, City of Groton Police Department, New London Police Department, Stonington Police Department, Waterford Police Department, State of Connecticut Department of Correction, Connecticut State Police Eastern District Major Crime Squad, Office of the Chief State's Attorney, Office of the State's Attorney - Judicial District of New London and the Office of the State's Attorney - Judicial District of Windham.