MONDAY MORNING UPDATE

BLUMENTHAL MEETS ILLEGALS

Malik Nayeed bin Rehman and Zahida Atlaf with daughter Roniya

OLD LYME, Conn. (AP) – A Pakistani couple facing deportation is in sanctuary is hoping to remain in Connecticut. Democratic U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal met with Malik Nayeed bin Rehman and Zahida Atlaf Sunday to discuss their appeal to legal authorities to remain in the state. Bin Rehman and Atlaf have been in sanctuary First Congregational Church of Old Lyme with their 5-year-old daughter Roniya since they evaded an order of deportation that would have landed them on a plane Friday.

DEAD WOMAN IDENTIFIED

(Groton, CT) — Police in Groton are investigating the discovery of a woman’s body in a hotel room. Police say 31-year-old Jonelle Quamme of Groton was found dead at the Ramada Inn on Kings Highway on Friday. The cause of death remains unknown after an autopsy, and further studies are being conducted to determine how the woman died. A State Police major crime squad is assisting with the investigation.

CAR THIEF CAUGHT

(Ledyard, CT) — A Massachusetts man is accused of stealing money, a car, credit cards and cash from a Ledyard hotel. The robbery occurred on Friday and shortly afterwards the credit cards were used at Mohegan Sun. Tribal police located the Ringo Sousa walking to the stolen car. Police say Sousa gave a false name and charged the Salem, Massachusetts man with a laundry list of offenses.

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