NORWICH – The family of Tammy L. Periard says they were told by law enforcement officials that the man accused of her death made a confession after her body was discovered in his apartment.
Police revealed Thursday that Daniel L. Brown, 45, had been arrested following a strange phone call. Officers were dispatched to Chenango Memorial Hospital in an effort to locate a suspect on Wednesday, but would not confirm if it was Brown. A short time later, however, Brown was arrested and a warrant to search his apartment was issued. Brown allegedly revealed some specifics about the crime to police after the search warrant was obtained. Neither the District Attorney’s Office nor the Norwich Police Department would confirm or deny the claim.
“We have an ongoing investigation and more information may yet come to light that could lead to other arrests,” said Norwich Police Chief Joseph Angelino.
Norwich Police released a preliminary medical report on the victim from Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton, conducted Thursday by Dr. James Terzian. The findings of the report said the cause of Periard’s death was asphyxiation by ligature strangulation. Periard also suffered blunt trauma injuries to the head. Police said they believed that she was attacked with a stick-like weapon.