Bethel Police Ask For Help ID’ing Man in Video Related to Sunday Stabbing

by Daysha Eaton on May 28, 2015

A still frame from store surveillance video released by the Bethel Police Department Thursday. - Photo Courtesy of the Bethel Police Department

A still frame from store surveillance video released by the BPD Thursday. – Photo Courtesy of the Bethel Police Department

Bethel Police are asking for the public’s help identifying and locating a person of interest in the homicide of Eunice Whitman. Whitman was found stabbed to death early Sunday morning along a boardwalk in a Bethel park.

Police Thursday released a video from the Bethel AC Quick Stop store. Police have already arrested the primary suspect, but Lieutenant Joe Corbett says they’re trying to identify another male who appears with him in the video taken around the time of the murder.

“The man with the gray sweatshirt over his head, we have not been able to identify yet,” said Corbett.

The video shows two men walking down a hallway at the AC Quick Stop Store Apartments early Sunday morning. Whitman’s boyfriend Justine Paul walks ahead while the person of interest trails behind in a gray hooded sweatshirt. Paul, the primary suspect, was taken into custody and arraigned on first-degree murder charges Tuesday. But police say they want to talk with the other man in the video.

“We know that he was there right around the time of the homicide or at least the time of the report. He was with our primary suspect, so his role in it is unclear to us and that’s why we want to talk with him and figure out how he was involved,” said Corbett.

Bethel Police are asking anyone with information about the man in the images to contact Investigative Sergeant Amy Davis at the Bethel Police Department.

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