OLD SAYBROOK – The discovery of a deceased woman in a Rocky Point Road was the result of suspicious activity in Branford.
The New Haven Register reported that 47-year-old Jane Noyes was found dead in her residence, 4 Rocky Point Road, by police at 11 a.m. on June 17.
Rocky Point Road is located in the Ferry Point section of Old Saybrook.
It all began when Lieutenant Thomas Fowler, of the Branford Police Department, who was off-duty at the time, noticed suspicious activity at the Bank of America ATM located at 1081 West Main Street in Branford, according to the New Haven Register.
Fowler called for backup and Branford Police arrested Thomas Conway, 56 of East Haven and Allen Goodrich, 21, of unknown address.
Branford police officers noticed a knife in the map pocket section of Conway’s truck and discovered prescription pills being illegally held in a wrapper of a cigarette container.
They also found a pipe with cocaine residue and small plastic bags that tested positive for cocaine.
The Register reported that Conway was arrested with possession of narcotics, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of a weapon in a motor vehicle.
Goodrich was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of narcotics, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The two arrests occurred only two hours before Noyes’s body was found.
Possessions which believed belonged to Noyes were seized by Branford Police who then contacted the Old Saybrook Police Department.
Old Saybrook Police went to Noyes’ home and after finding her body requested and was granted a search and seizure warrant from the Middlesex Superior Court.
The warrant allowed Old Saybrook Police to work in conjunction with the Connecticut State Police Department’s Major Crime Squad in seizing evidence and transporting it to the state forensic laboratory for analysis.
The Chief Medical Examiner’s Office is currently performing forensic tests on Noyes and results are not expected to become available for at least eight weeks.
“Several interviews were conducted by detectives from the Old Saybrook Police Department leading to the seizure of two vehicles in connection with the larceny investigation,” Old Saybrook Lieutenant Michael Spera said.
One of these vehicles was from Branford while the other was from Madison.
The investigation is considered active and Spera said detectives at the department are pursuing several different leads.
“The department wishes to extend condolescences to the victim’s family and to reassure neighbors on Rocky Point Road that they are safe and we will continue diligent and steady patrols,” Spera said.