Arrest warrant issued for double homicide in Woodbury in 2018 | Vermont News



WOODBURY, Vermont (AP) – A suspect has been identified in connection with the 2018 Woodbury homicides of two people, Vermont state police have said.

A judge on Wednesday issued an arrest warrant for Manuel Gomez, 32, of Hartford, Connecticut, for aggravated murder and first degree arson in connection with the deaths of Carol Fradette, 29, and David Thompson, 48, at their home in Woodbury. police said.

Gomez is currently in custody in Otisville, New York, on an unrelated federal conviction for illegal possession of a firearm, police said. He is expected to be arrested on Vermont charges next week, police said. His arraignment in Vermont has not yet been scheduled and it is not known whether he is represented by legal counsel.

The investigation began after Fradette, Thompson and their three dogs were shot and their homes burned on October 30, 2018, police said. Gomez was selling large amounts of heroin to Thompson, who could owe him more than $ 20,000, investigators said.

Gomez denied having knowledge of or being involved in the deaths, police said.

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