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Questions still remain in Ellington mother's death

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Questions about who killed a loving and caring mother of two young boys in Ellington four months ago are still being asked. (WFSB) Questions about who killed a loving and caring mother of two young boys in Ellington four months ago are still being asked. (WFSB)
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Questions about who killed a loving and caring mother of two young boys in Ellington four months ago are still being asked.

The unknown has the community on edge, but Connecticut State Police have not released anything new in the case of who killed 39-year-old Connie Dabate.

Just before Christmas, Dabate was found shot twice in her home on Birch View Drive.

Her husband, 39-year-old Rick Dabate was also hurt, but he has since recovered.

Early into the investigation, state police said this was either a home invasion or a domestic dispute, but there still is not a clear answer.

Eyewitness News obtained the timeline of 911 calls made through a cell phone the day Connie Dabate was killed. That cell phone has since been disconnected.

Sources exclusively told Eyewitness News that four 911 calls came in starting at 10:42 a.m. on the day she died. On the first call, sounds of smoke detectors were heard going off in the background, but the dispatcher couldn’t hear anyone on the phone.

Four minutes later, another 911 call came in, for possibly a medical reason. The third and fourth 911 calls came in at 10:32 a.m. and 10:35 a.m., both for possibly a person down and a home invasion.

Two months before Connie was killed, two separate police reports were made after the couple’s vehicles were damaged.

In early October, Connie found yellow rags stuffed into her exhaust pipe.

A week later, a police report was filed after her husband’s car windshield was cracked from the inside. No arrests were ever made.

In both reports, the couple blamed a contractor they were suing. The Dabate’s won the more than $9,200 lawsuit.

Four months after Connie’s death, it is still a waiting game to find out who the killer is.

Quinnipiac University’s Criminal Law Professor Bill Dunlap shed some light on the homicide investigation, and said “If they haven't found any evidence that's going to lead them to a suspect, they got nothing to say.”

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