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Investigation into Bristol woman's murder continues

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The scene on Timber Lane in Bristol on Tuesday morning (WFSB photo) The scene on Timber Lane in Bristol on Tuesday morning (WFSB photo)
Robert Newman (Police image) Robert Newman (Police image)

The investigation into a Bristol woman’s murder continues, along with the death of her neighbor, who has been identified as a possible suspect.

Shock came over a Bristol neighborhood after 59-year-old Gale McIntyre was found murdered inside her Timber Lane home.

A person of interest, identified as 44-year-old Robert Newman, was found dead inside a Hartford motel room. He lives across the street from McIntyre.

On Wednesday, Eyewitness News learned McIntyre was the sister of retired Bristol police captain Dan McIntyre.

The scene on Timber Lane wrapped up with investigators on Tuesday night.

Police said McIntyre lived with her husband. She died of blunt force trauma and police believe she was alone at the time, and was found by a family member.

“It's terrible for that to happen. Like husband went to work and saw that, he thought everything would be okay when he came home. It's terrible,” said neighbor Nick Dellabianca.

Newman lived across the street with his wife and children. Police said he killed himself inside a motel room in Hartford on Monday night.

Police said they were never called out to any neighbor disputes or any problems at either homes.

Newman has a pending case out of Plainville for sexual assault.

Eyewitness News will continue to follow this story and will report the latest developments as soon as they are available.

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