LoJack Enables CT Police to Recover Homicide Victim’s Car, ID Persons of Interest

  • August 4, 2012
  • recovery stories

During the weekend of July 8, 2012, police discovered the decomposing bodies of a 58-year old mother and her 26-year old son in their Watertown, CT home after neighbors reported a foul odor. Investigation revealed that the female victim’s 2007 Lincoln Town Car was missing from the residence. During the course of their investigation, the police determined that the vehicle was stolen, and had the Lincoln’s information entered into the state and federal crime computers. This routine police action automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed inside the vehicle.

A short while later, Air-5, a fixed-wing aircraft operated by the Connecticut State Police, picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Lincoln with the LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC) installed in their aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack PTC, the pilots tracked the vehicle into Norwich, CT.  With the assistance of State Troopers and Norwich Police ground units also equipped with PTCs, the stolen Lincoln was tracked and recovered with two occupants.  Investigation revealed that these occupants were not involved in the homicide; however, they were able to identify two subjects, associated with the victims, who had sold them the stolen Lincoln.  Those subjects are being sought as “Persons of Interest” by Watertown Police.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this 2007 Lincoln in April of 2008 at Terryville Chevrolet LLC, in Terryville, Connecticut.