Two adults dead in Wethersfield domestic murder-suicide, police say

Wethersfield murder-suicide under investigation
Published: Aug. 27, 2022 at 11:40 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 29, 2022 at 9:27 PM EDT
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WETHERSFIELD, CT (WFSB) - Wethersfield police continue to try and find answers in what’s now a murder-suicide investigation.

Police say they received reports of gunshots around 9:28 pm on Saturday.

When officers arrived on scene, they found two deceased people in a vehicle at a condo complex on Mountain Laurel Drive.

Wethersfield police said they are investigating the incident as a murder-suicide.

Police identified the people who died as Caroline Anne Ashworth, 21, of Branford, and Michael Mollow, 59, of Branford.

Ashworth had multiple gunshot wounds to her torso and extremities, said police.

Mollow had a gunshot wound to the chest and head, police said. According to the Medical Examiner’s office, Mollow’s death was ruled a suicide.

Authorities said Ashworth and Mollow were in a relationship in the past.

Eyewitness News talked to Mollow’s ex-wife on the phone. She asked for privacy, but mentioned it’s a really tough time right now for her and her kids.

Neighbors there say this kind of thing never happens there.

“This is the first time that this has ever occurred here. I mean a shooting, it’s the first of its kind in this complex,” said Christopher Moroz of Wethersfield.

Mollow had been a dentist at North Branford Dental Group since the 90s.

While the office was closed, they put out a statement on social media and their website, calling his loss devastating.

Part of it reads:

“At this time, a motive for the shooting is undetermined,” said Wethersfield police.

Wethersfield Police and state police are currently investigating this incident.

The state’s attorneys office is looking into this as well.

Murder-suicide under investigation in Wethersfield
Wethersfield Police Department confirms to Channel 3 that two adults have been killed in a shooting on Mountain Laurel Drive at Ashwood Court Condominiums.
This is a developing story. Stay with Channel 3 for updates.