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Discovery of Montville bones leads investigators to Norwich home

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The skeletal remains of a woman found in Montville four years ago lead investigators to a home in Norwich Wednesday.  (ct.gov photo/WFSB file photo) The skeletal remains of a woman found in Montville four years ago lead investigators to a home in Norwich Wednesday. (ct.gov photo/WFSB file photo)
Erika Cirioni was reported missing in 2006. (ct.gov photo) Erika Cirioni was reported missing in 2006. (ct.gov photo)
In 2012, state police closed Oxoboxo Dam Road for an investigation into skeletal remains. (WFSB file photo) In 2012, state police closed Oxoboxo Dam Road for an investigation into skeletal remains. (WFSB file photo)
NORWICH, CT (WFSB) -

The skeletal remains of a woman found in Montville four years ago led investigators to a home in Norwich Wednesday.

Police said on March 18, 2012, children found the remains in a wooded area off of Oxoboxo Dam Road in Montville.

Sate police and medical experts examined the bones thereafter and determined that they were human.

Troopers said they treated it as a criminal investigation.

The remains were identified as 26-year-old Erika Cirioni, of Norwich, who was reported missing on New Year's Eve 2006. Her death was classified as a homicide.

Collin Preston, who knew the victim, said he saw the detectives on Wednesday morning.

"I knew the brother and her," Preston said.

Recently, state police said they received new information that lead them to an apartment at 450 Main St. in Norwich.

Investigators from the Eastern Major Crimes Detectives responded.

No other details were released.

As the investigation continues, they asked that anyone with information give them a call at 860-848-6500 or text "TIP711" with the information to 236748.

Tips can also be made to the New London County Cold Case Unit at 1-866-623-8058.

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