Posted at: 09/19/2013 11:19 AM
| Updated at: 09/19/2013 11:51 PM
By: WNYT Staff
North Adams, Mass. - A man wanted for questioning in connection with the murder of an 84-year-old woman in North Adams has been located in Bennington, Vermont.
This all unfolded about a couple of hours ago. A source close to the investigation told NewsChannel 13 that man is in custody right now.
Our source tells NewsChannel 13 the man Bennington Police arrested is connected to the murder of 84-year-old Ellen Depaoli in North Adams.
The source says they developed information that he was in Bennington. Officers canvassed the neighborhood where they thought he was hiding. There was a small chase before he was arrested.
Police in North Adams, Massachusetts have been looking for a car that belonged to the victim. We're told that car was also located in Bennington.
Depaoli was found dead in her home on Walker Street, Tuesday night.
An autopsy was performed on Wednesday, but no details were released.
Authorities are treating the death as a homicide.
Mayor Richard Alcombright told us on Wednesday there was no threat to the community.
So parents are asking why schools were put in lockdown.
“The daughter came home and told us the school was in lock down mode for quite a few hours. They came over the intercom and said the school was going to be locked up. She's still scared because nobody's been caught and there's still no answers,” said Ron Bassaillon, a neighbor.
We have calls into North Adams Police and the Berkshire County District Attorney.
We also have a crew headed to Bennington, and will bring you updates as they become available.