BREWSTER - A former Brewster resident was arrested this week and charged with murdering his wife and teenaged daughter nearly two decades ago.
It’s been a mystery since 1995, when the body of 17-year old Elizabeth Honsch was found, wrapped in trash bags and a sleeping bag in New Britain, Connecticut. The body of her 53-year old mother, Marcia, was found a week later, 40-miles away near the entrance to a park in Tolland, Massachusetts.
Both had been shot in the head.
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At the time of the killings, Robert, Marcia and Elizabeth Honsch all lived in an apartment building on Main Street in Brewster. Robert, who was found living in Ohio with a wife and kids, has been charged with the murders.
Over the years, Honsch had married again and had three children with a woman who apparently knew nothing of his former marriage.
Authorities say although Robert Honsch is in custody, the investigation continues as they try to find a motive for the two murders.
He is awaiting extradition to Massachusetts for trial in his former wife's murder.