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Husband charged 1995 murders of Hudson Valley mother and daughter

MILLBROOK – Police in Dalton, Ohio arrested a former Brewster man for killing his wife and daughter back in 1995.

Robert Honsch, 70, is charged with the murder of Marcia Honsch, whose body was found on October 7, 1995 in the Tolland State Forest in Massachusetts.

On September 28, 1995, the body of a 16-year-old girl was found in a parking lot behind a strip mall in New Britain, Connecticut.

Both victims had been shot in the head. Neither had identifying information on them.

DNA testing found the two women were related and it was ultimately determined they were mother and daughter.

In June 2014, New York State Police took a report from a woman in Virginia Beach, Virginia and began a missing person investigation into the disappearance of a mother and daughter from Brewster, New York.

New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut State Police began a joint investigation and determined the victims were Marcia Honsch, 53, and her daughter, Elizabeth, 16, of Brewster.

They had lived in Brewster with Marcia’s husband, Robert Honsch, who was found to be living in Dalton, Ohio under an assumed name, married with children by his current wife.

On Tuesday, July 22, police secured a search warrant and interviewed Honsch at his Ohio home with evidence collected there.

An investigation of items found at the site of where Elizabeth Honsch was found connected her father to the scene.

Honsch is expected to be arraigned today in Ohio and then returned to Massachusetts for arraignment there for the other killing.