ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Police have taken a suspect into custody in connection with the double murder of a Rockville couple on Mother’s Day.
Montgomery County police say 31-year-old Scott Tomaszewski was arrested Saturday in Juneau, Alaska, based on a warrant from Maryland. Tomaszewski was on a cruise ship docked in Juneau.
Richard Vilardo and Julianne Vilardo were found dead at their home by a relative on May 10. Montgomery County police say an autopsy confirmed the couple was stabbed to death.
Police Chief Tom Manger says a burglary at the Vilardo’s home 17 years ago led investigators to Tomaszewski and another recent burglary over Easter weekend.
Manger says Tomaszewski confessed to the killings after being questioned by detectives.
Tomaszewski was a neighbor of the Vilardos. Police say he is charged with first-degree murder.
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