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Investigation still ongoing 6 months after Simsbury woman's murder

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SIMSBURY, CT (WFSB) -

Wednesday marked six months since a MassMutual executive was found stabbed to death on a popular running and biking trail in Simsbury.

Many questions still remain unanswered about the death of Melissa Millan.

"On the trail, right in town, it's hard to believe, hard to believe," said Steve Chanin of Simsbury.

It is still hard for people to believe the 54-year-old mom of two is gone, and taken so violently.

On Nov. 20, a driver called police around 8 p.m. and when they arrived they found the body of Millan on Iron Horse Boulevard.

At first, police thought she was hit by a car, but then discovered she had been stabbed in the chest.

Millan's friends described her as a hard worker, avid runner and dedicated mother.

"Always giving, attention to her kids, everything for her kids and anyone else who asked for help. She was always there for other people," said Barbara Briggs, Millan's priest at Saint Alban's Episcopal Church, where Millan was active with her two children.

Police have still not named any suspects in the case, and her ex-husband Bill Hodkin was not charged and is taking care of their children.

"The family is greatly appreciative of how generous the community has been and respecting their privacy and volunteering their services and support at the drop of a hat," Hodkin said in a statement.

Millan had been paying him $8,000 per month in alimony up until her death.

She was an executive at MassMutual and led worksite insurance, which led the publication Wall Street on Parade to speculate she was killed because she held trade secrets.

Simsbury Police Chief Peter Ingvertsen said that is something the department is looking into.

He said federal and state investigators are helping on the case and the department has added extra patrols to the bike trail, but said residents should not be afraid.

He would not comment on whether or not he thought it was a random crime or targeted.

Some residents said the longer their questions go unanswered, the more they believe Millan's death was planned.

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