Police investigate suspicious death, arrest victim’s brother

December 21, 2019 GMT

PLAINFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut police investigating a suspicious death have charged the victim’s half brother with a crime.

Keith T. Coolidge, 37, appeared in Superior Court in Danielson on Friday on a felony charge of violating a protective order. Court records show he remains in custody after bond was set at $150,000.

Coolidge is the half brother of Keith C. Coolidge Jr., a 47-year-old found dead in a camper in Plainfield on Thursday.

Police say the men’s sister told officers she had been in the house while the two brothers argued in the camper.

The sister said Keith T. Coolidge eventually left on his bicycle, but told her to check on their brother. Police say they found Keith C. Coolidge Jr. unresponsive in the camper. He was declared dead at the scene.

Plainfield police say they’re treating it has a homicide and are working with state police on the investigation. The medical examiner’s office is conducting an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

Keith T. Coolidge was arrested later at a Dunkin’ Donuts. Police say his sister had a protective order against him.

The public defender’s office representing Keith T. Coolidge didn’t respond to a call seeking comment Saturday.