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2 people found dead in Willimantic, police investigating

Police say they found a body of a woman inside the home and then the body of the male suspect.

WINDHAM, Conn. — Update 5:48: Connecticut State Police said Willimantic Police responded to a home on Gem Drive. Officers found the body of a woman inside the home. 

Officers determined the suspect in the homicide was inside the home. Several attempts were made by police to contact the male suspect and eventually a robot was sent inside the home. 

The suspect was also found dead inside the home. Police say the incident was an isolated incident. 

The victim and suspect's names and ages were not released by officers during the press conference. Police could not say what the relationship was between the suspect and the victim. 

Police are asking people in the surrounding area to stay inside their homes as they further investigate the incident. 

Several schools were placed into lockdowns as a precautionary measure. 

Update 4:21 PM: Connecticut State Police confirmed they are investigating a homicide. In a brief email, the CSP said they will be holding a press conference to release more information. 

Update 2 pm: The lockdown has been lifted at Windham Public Schools. The Willimantic Police Department advised the schools that the situation was resolved. School dismissal will continue as normal.

Original story below:

Officials say three local schools are sheltering in place Tuesday afternoon due to 'a community situation.'

The schools impacted are Sweeney School, Windham Middle School and Windham Early Childhood Center.

Windham Public Schools said in a statement: "All students and staff are safe within their buildings and families will be updated as soon as possible."

Police told FOX61 that the incident happened around 11:45 a.m.

State Police have been called in to assist local police in locating a suspect.

No further details regarding the situation were released.

At this time, no streets are closed, but Quarry Street and Roanoke Street have been impacted. 

This is a developing story.

FOX61 will provide more information as it becomes available.

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