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State Police Seek Son Of Griswold Fire Victims As 'Person Of Interest'

Police are looking for Matthew Lindquist, the son of the couple found dead inside their burned Griswold house last week, as a “person of interest” in the case.

Lindquist has been missing since the Dec. 20 fire destroyed the house on 70 Kenwood Estates. Janet Lindquist, 61, and Kenneth Lindquist, 56, a married couple who owned the house, were identified on Wednesday as the people found inside after the flames were put out.

Police did not say what led them to identify Matthew Lindquist as a person of interest.

On the day of the fire, about 6 a.m., a car registered to Kenneth and Janet Lindquist was found burning on Nanel Drive in Glastonbury, 40 miles away from their home. State police said car fire and the house fire are related, but few details on either have been released.

The fire, which nearly leveled the single-family home, was reported in the early morning hours of Dec. 20.

The next day, investigators said they had a person of interest in the case but did not identify anyone and said they had not made any arrests.

Video captured by neighbor Bob Bromley and posted on social media shows flames engulfing the Griswold home.

“It was burning end to end,” Bromley said. “The garage was on fire and the other end of the house was on fire. That’s not how fires go so I was surprised to see that.”

Bromley said he thought he might be able to lend a hand, but that the fire was raging. “Your first thought is, can you do something, can you help,” he said. “There was nothing to be done.”

Anyone who thinks they may have any information, or may know the whereabouts of Matthew Lindquist, is asked to contact Det. Cuoco at 860-896-3235, the Eastern District Major Crime Squad at 860-896-3230 or Troop C at 860-896-3200, of they can text TIP711 with any information to 274637. All calls and texts may remain anonymous, state police said.

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