Amber Alert Turns Deadly, Grandmother and Children Found Dead (UPDATE)

What started as an Amber Alert, "Connecticut State Police confirmed that Debra Denison is in possession of a .38-caliber gun and left a suicide note after picking up her grandchildren, ages 2 and 6 months, from day care," ended with three dead


A 47-year-old Stonington woman took her 2-year-old and 6-month-old grandsons from their day care provider Tuesday, drove to Foxwoods' Lake of Isles golf course and shot and killed the children with a .38-caliber handgun before turning the gun on herself, according to Connecticut State Police.

At 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, state police issued an Amber Alert after receiving a call from the mother of the children. Police confirmed for Patch later Tuesday evening that Debra Denison, the boys' grandmother, picked up the baby and toddler in Danielson and drove off with the children and the gun in a 2002 White Chrysler Town & Country minivan with a CT registration of 445-ZAZ. In the Amber Alert, state police said Denison is "bipolar and has medical conditions."

State police troopers and detectives were called in to work the investigation, and area police agencies were notified and given the descriptions of Denison and the children, 6-month-old Ashton Perry and 2-year-old Alton Perry. State police at Troop E in Montville confirmed that Denison had left a suicide note.

UPDATE: The grandmother and her two grandchildren were found dead Tuesday night.

ORIGINAL STORY: Connecticut State Police at Troop E in Montville confirmed for Patch that an Amber Alert has been issued for two-year-old boy and a 6-month-old boy picked up by their grandmother, Debra Denison, from a day-care facility in North Stonington.

Police confirmed they are looking for a 2001 White Chrysler Minivan with a CT registration of 445ZAZ. Police said Denison is in possession of a .38-caliber pistol and left a suicide note.

According to the Amber Alert 6-month-old Ashton Perry "...was last seen wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, and a brown aviation jacket with a fur collar." Alton Perry, 2, "...was last seen wearing a white checkered plaid shirt, dark blue jeans, brown boots, and a brown jacket."

Call state police at Troop E at 860-848-6500 if you have any information.

For more information on this story, look for updates at stonington.patch.com.

andrew r elliot March 05, 2013 at 05:11 PM
Most likely this woman had a serious gambling problem and symbolically killed them/herself at Foxwoods. She also was mired in debt, including a tax lien from the state of "corrupticut" that profits handsomely from the casinos that I have confirmed are cheating/loading the decks with small cards at the blackjack tables.


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