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Man charged with murder of New London woman

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David McKeever has been charged with murder (WFSB/New London police) David McKeever has been charged with murder (WFSB/New London police)

After a woman was found dead inside a New London home on Wednesday, police arrested a man who lived with her and have charged him with her murder.

The victim was identified as 46-year-old Delma Murphy, whose body was found in a second floor bedroom of a home on Cole Street. A weapon was found near the woman's body.

The man accused was identified as 47-year-old David J. McKeever, who has been charged with murder, interfering with police and disorderly conduct.

Police said they were called to the home on Wednesday after receiving a report from a friend who couldn't get in touch with the victim. The friend showed up at the home and the woman's "common law" husband told her she was sick upstairs.

However, Murphy was found upstairs, dead. Investigators said the body may have been inside the home for a day or two.

"They explained there was some dried blood and appeared to be a weapon in then house," said New London Police Chief Peter Reichard.

Investigators said they have been to the home several times for domestic incidents. Police did not specify if McKeever is Murphy's "common law" husband, however they said he lives at the home.

Police said the incident appears to be an isolated incident.

It is unclear if there were any children inside the home at the time of the murder.

Anyone with information should contact New London police at (860)447-1481.

Neighbors said the couple never bothered anyone.

"I haven't had any problems with them. They more or less keep to themselves," said Jimmy Perez.

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