USAF Veteran Dominic Marino — A Murder Mystery Worth $50,000

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On November 18, 2018, USAF veteran Dominic Marino, 30, was found murdered in his own home in East Hartford, Connecticut. His wrists and ankles were bound with tape, and autopsy results showed that he died of a gunshot wound to the torso. His death was classified as a homicide. Now more than a year later, Gov Ned Lamont is offering a reward of $50,000 for information leading to the apprehension of the murderer.

According to police, someone apparently broke into the home, and there was a struggle. He was living with his brother at the time of his death. He was found “by a family member” on the afternoon of November 18, 2018. Police did not release any further details, citing the ongoing investigation.

East Hartford Police posted  on Facebook regarding the case. $50,000 is the highest reward offered according to Connecticut law, and was requested by the prosecutor and family. The police post reads in part:

 “The unknown suspect/s appeared to have forced entry into Dominic’s home. There was also evidence of a struggle.

The East Hartford Police Department and Dominic’s family are requesting assistance from the public with any information that may lead to the identification and apprehension of the suspects.”

According to the Hartford Courant, Marino’s father, Mark Marino, told the paper that he was 70% disabled, having injuries to his right knee and left shoulder.

“Dominic had joined the service through the delayed enlistment program and began serving shortly after his 18th birthday before going on to serve in South Korea, Kuwait, Japan, Turkey and Germany, according to his family.

He was awarded Airman of the Quarter five times and Airman of the Year once. After his injuries, he volunteered with veterans organizations and “he truly felt a sadness that he couldn’t continue to serve active duty,” his family wrote in his obituary.”

If you have any information regarding the Dominic Marino homicide, please contact Detective Frank Napolitano at (860) 291-7640 or fnapolitano@easthartfordct.gov. This case has gone unsolved for too long.

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