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Owner Of New Canaan Estate Was Away When Woman Committed Suicide There

Police on the scene of a fatal shooting on North Wilton Road in New Canaan on Tuesday.
Police on the scene of a fatal shooting on North Wilton Road in New Canaan on Tuesday. Photo Credit: Jay Polansky

NEW CANAAN, Conn. — The family that owns the gated estate in New Canaan where a woman committed suicide Tuesday afternoon was out of town at the time of the incident, according to CNBC.

The property at 721 North Wilton Road, which includes up to nine homes, is owned by investment banker Michael Kramer, 47, of Ducera Partners, CNBC said.

Kramer and his immediate family were out of the country and were upset to learn what had happened when they returned, CNBC said. No one in the family was involved or injured in the incident, CNBC said.

The woman who died of the self-inflicted gunshot was identified as Heather Sturtz, 41, of Briarwood, Queens, N.Y., Police Chief Leon Krolikowski said in a statement Wednesday. Her death was ruled a suicide, he said.

The incident began at about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday when the New Canaan Police Department received a call that an individual was at the home, armed with a handgun and was threatening suicide, Krolikowski said.

Officers responded and found Sturtz on the property with a single gunshot wound to the head, he said.

She was treated at the scene but did not survive, Krolikowski said.

According to the New Canaan Assessor's Office, the home at 721 North Wilton Road was built in 2006. The 22-room main house includes eight bedrooms and five bathrooms. The property also includes a tennis court and a pool.

The property, with an assessed value of $10.18 million, was the eighth-highest assessed property on the town's most recent Grand List.

Click here to read the story at the CNBC website.

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