Desperate Pleas For Help
Detectives spent the day gathering evidence and conducting interviews. The state police Major Crime Squad also collected evidence in and around the house.

Friends at Fox61 were devastated, and a counselor was called in.

Graziano, in a memo to the staff of Fox61 and The Courant, described Morrin as "smart, funny and kind with a caring heart. She touched the people she encountered with a unique quality of grace and class."

On Monday night, friends and relatives gathered in front of the Morrin house for a candlelight vigil. They also expressed shock and sadness.

"She was the nicest, sweetest lady," neighbor Steve Sequist said. "I was just really shocked."

Safety Plan

If you're in a bad relationship:

>> Have a safe place to go if an argument occurs - avoid rooms with no exits or rooms with weapons.

>> Make a list of people to contact.

>> Keep change with you at all times.

>> Memorize important numbers.

>> Establish a code word or sign so that family or friends know when to call for help.

Compiled by Tina Bachetti, senior information specialist