Police Still Mum on Details of Double Shooting

A spokesperson from the state's Chief Medical Examiner's office said autopsies for James Owen and Billie Falgout-Owen were pushed back until Tuesday.


New Canaan police were hesitant Monday to give out new details regarding the two New Canaan residents who died Friday in a double shooting, such as whether drugs or alcohol were involved or a note was left behind.

"The investigation is ongoing," Sergeant Carol Ogrinc said. "I'm not going to comment." 

Ogrinc, who called the shooting the "first murder in New Canaan since 1987," said after autopsies for James Owen, 48, and Billie Falgout-Owen, 52, are conducted, it usually takes a "couple of weeks" to get an official report. She also said that should toxicology tests be conducted, those results would be ready in six to eight weeks. 

The autopsies, which were originally scheduled to be performed on Sunday and Monday, were pushed back until Tuesday, a spokesperson from the state's Chief Medical Examiner's office told Patch late Monday afternoon. 

"The cause and manner of death has not been determined yet," the spokesperson said.


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