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State Police Investigate Three Deaths After Amber Alert

{Connecticut State Police Patch}  
Department of Emergency Services &
Public Protection
Connecticut State Police
Public Information Office
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
Reuben Bradford
Colonel Danny R. Stebbins
Deputy Commissioner
Division of State Police
February 27, 2013



   On February 26, 2013, shortly after 4:00 p.m., Connecticut State Police at Troop E received a report from the mother of two children, Ashton Perry, age 6 months, and Alton Perry, 2 years.  The mother stated that the children had been picked up from their daycare in North Stonington by their grandmother.  The grandmother identified as DEBRA DENISON DOB 4/5/65 had picked up the children at about 2:30 p.m. and the children and grandmother could not be located.

   Troopers initiated an investigation to attempt to locate the missing trio and vehicle. All area police agencies were notified of the investigation.  Troopers and State Police Detectives responded to work on this investigation.  In addition the State Police Missing Persons Unit Detectives also responded to assist in this investigation. 

   A complete description of the children, grandmother and missing vehicle was obtained and an Amber Alert was initiated in this case.

   At approximately 9:30 p.m. on February 26, State Police at Troop E received a 911 call from civilians reporting that a suspicious vehicle was parked near Lake of Isle in Preston, CT.  It was reported that there were three injured people were inside the car two of which appeared to be children. 

   Troopers and EMS responded to the scene.  The vehicle from the Amber Alert was located at the scene. One adult and two children were pronounced dead at the scene by EMS personnel.  The scene was secured by Troop E Troopers and State Police Eastern District Major Crime Squad Detectives responded to conduct the investigation into these deaths.

   The three have been tentatively identified as the missing grandmother and two children. A post mortem examination will be conducted by the Office of the Chief State’s Medical Examiner to determine the manner and cause of death.

   The State Police investigation is continuing.

Lt. J Paul Vance


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