Middletown Police Speaking to "Several Individuals" in Hit and Run Case

Police refuted reports that an arrest is imminent in the Dec. 7 hit-and-run death of 15-year-old Cailyn Bassett. Her obituary was posted today.


Middletown Police today refuted some reports that an arrest is imminent in the hit-and-run death of Clinton teen Cailyn Bassett. Meanwhile, the 15-year-old who was struck and killed in Middletown on Dec. 7 will be laid to rest on Saturday at the Church of The Open Door in Clinton, according to her obituary.

Middletown Police have collected evidence from a vehicle they suspect was involved in Friday night’s fatal hit-and-run accident that took the life of the Morgan School sophomore as she walked along Saybrook Road near Coe Avenue.

“At this time, the investigation is moving forward toward a conclusion,” Lt. Heather Desmond said in a press release Tuesday, adding police, “cannot provide a timeframe as to when an arrest will be forthcoming. We have a vehicle of interest in the case and have several individuals that we are speaking with at this time.”

Cailyn, who was born in New Haven, according to her obituary, is survived by her mother and father, two sisters, two brothers, and a number of grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. She attended the Middletown High School vocational agricultural program in Middletown for a short while, according to Legacy.com, was a talented writer and artist, loved reading and hoped someday to become a veterinarian and writer.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has information is urged to contact Officer David Godwin at (860) 344-3264.

Jocelynn Nicole Allen April 18, 2013 at 04:41 PM
This is such a contradicting article you say that you are about to making an arrest and then say you don't know the time frame as to when you're getting to make an arrest, you should probably get your facts straight before you publish an article because its making some people angry. I was one of Cailyn's best friends all this is driving everybody insane and they have not been updating anybody. Is it because you're covering for someone? Just release the names of the people already it has almost been 5 months how much longer do you need? I mean really some people are looking for closure that's the least you can do considering she was such a loveable and caring individual she meant so much to the Clinton and Middletown community.


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