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Woman Found in Southington Home Died of 'Natural Causes'

An autopsy Friday showed that Mildred Gillan died of natural causes, but there has been no cause of death determined for William Gillan Jr. and police said the investigation is ongoing, although there is no indication of foul play.

 

A report from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Farmington Friday determined that Mildred Gillan, one of the two individuals found dead inside a home on Cedar Drive in Southington earlier this week, died as a result of natural causes and police are saying evidence showed no signs of foul play in the home.

Detectives are continuing their investigation, according to Southington Police Sgt. Jeffrey Dobratz, but have ruled out any homicide in the matter. The cause of death for William Gillan Jr., the other individual found, has not been determined.

Staff with the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner said Friday that the cause of death for William Gillan is pending further forensic studies.

"There were no indications of foul play, there were no indications that either individual was the victim of a homicide and there were no indications that a crime occurred inside the residence," Southington Police Sgt. Jeffrey Dobratz said. "The Southington Police Department has cleared crime scene duties at the residence."

While staff at the medical examiners office have confirmed the names, police have not officially released any information yet. Sources within the police department said although detectives know who the indivduals are, they have not been able to locate any relatives to make a positive identification.

The two were found dead inside the home at 27 Cedar Drive earlier this week after a officers discovered the bodies while conducting a welfare check.

Police said a delivery man had gone to the home and found newspapers piling up outside the front door. Officers gained entry with the help of the Southington Fire Department and the bodies were discovered inside.

Neighbors said the two were quiet and kept to themselves for the most part, but seemed friendly. .

Staff with the medical examiners office were unable to say when the cause of death would be determined for William Gillan, but indicated it could be several weeks.

Further information was not made available on Friday.

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