Former Brewster resident Robert Honsch accused of murdering wife, teen daughter in 1995

Authorities say although Robert Honsch is in custody,

Authorities say although Robert Honsch is in custody, the investigation continues as they try to find a motive for the two murders. (Credit: News 12)

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.

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.

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