Suspect extradited to Vermont in Windham homicide case

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WINDHAM — Shawn Conlon, the suspect in the February 2023 killing of Claudia Voight in Windham, has been extradited to Vermont following his appearance at a court hearing in Connecticut.

Upon Conlon’s arrival in Vermont, he was taken to the Vermont State Police Westminster Barracks for processing.

The court then ordered that he be brought before a judge for arraignment prior to the close of business. That proceeding is scheduled for 2 p.m. in the Criminal Division of Vermont Superior Court in Brattleboro.

Conlon’s arrest and extradition mark the latest developments in a case that began in early 2023 when the death of Claudia M. Voight raised suspicions.

Initially reported as an apparent medical event, an autopsy later revealed that Ms. Voight had died of neck compression, and her death was ruled a homicide.

The investigation, led by the Vermont State Police, determined that Conlon had been renting a room in Ms. Voight’s home.

However, he had stopped paying rent in late 2022 but continued to reside in the house until he allegedly attacked and killed her in February 2023.

After obtaining a warrant for Conlon’s arrest on a charge of second-degree murder, investigators coordinated with the U.S. Marshals Service to locate and apprehend him.

Conlon was initially believed to be in Rhode Island but was later tracked to Connecticut, where he was charged as a fugitive from justice.

During an initial court appearance, Conlon was ordered held for lack of $1 million bail on the fugitive charge. He waived extradition and will be transferred back to Vermont to face the murder charge at a future date.

The Vermont arrest warrant for second-degree murder orders Conlon jailed without bail.

The Vermont State Police expressed gratitude for the assistance provided by the U.S. Marshals Service, Groton Police Department, and the Rhode Island State Police Major Crimes Unit during the investigation.

Details of the case, including the affidavit of probable cause, will be filed with the court and made public following Conlon’s arraignment.

State police believe that the killing of Ms. Voight was not a random act, and there is no identified threat to the community.

As the investigation remains active and ongoing, members of the Major Crime Unit, Bureau of Criminal Investigations, and Victim Services Unit are involved in the case.

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