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Norwalk Man Charged With Manslaughter After Death On Westport Ave.

Paul Bjerke
Paul Bjerke Photo Credit: Norwalk Police Department

Update : Norwalk police have identified the woman killed. Click here for an updated story at Daily Voice.

NORWALK, Conn. -- A Norwalk man was charged with manslaughter in connection with a death on Westport Avenue early Wednesday morning.

Police responded to 505 Westport Ave. Unit 17 at around 1:28 a.m. Wednesday on a report of an assault. Arriving officers found the victim dead inside the residence, police said. Officers detained Paul Bjerke, 59, a resident of the unit who was inside the residence.

Detectives subsequently arrested Bjerke and charged him with first-degree manslaughter for his role in the death of the victim, police said. He was held on $750,000 bond.

The Norwalk Detective Bureau is continuing to investigate the incident, along with the Crime Scene Unit.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Fitzmaurice at 203-854-3180. Anonymous tips can also be sent to the Norwalk Police Tip Line at 203-854-3111, through the police website at www.norwalkpd.com , or via text by typing "NPD" into the text field, followed by the message, and sending it to CRIMES (274637).

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