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Police arrest person of interest in CT death, leaving daughter alone at NYC terminal

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STAMFORD, CT (WFSB) -

New York police have arrested the Connecticut man, who's 5-year-old girl was found alone at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City and her mother was found dead in Connecticut.

Police arrested 32-year-old Elmer Gomez Ruono in New York around 1 p.m. Police said US Marshals arrested Ruono in Brooklyn.  

Officials said Gomez Ruono was seen entering the terminal in New York around 10 a.m. Monday with his daughter after getting of a bus, most likely from Stamford. He then left the 5-year-old girl on the second floor concourse. Commuters alerted the Port Authority Police shortly after noticing the girl left alone for an extended period of time.

The young girl was unharmed and in good physical condition when found by officers, police said. 

The 5-year-old girl was able to tell officers she lived in Stamford where police found her mother's body inside their Courtland Avenue apartment.

Police said the victim is Gomez Ruono's wife, however, they have not released her name at this time.  The family had just moved into the Stamford apartment from New Jersey a few days ago and had a party Sunday with family and friends to celebrate their new home, police said.

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