Brother of Bridgeport homicide victim calls her death ‘senseless’
BRIDGEPORT — The brother of Jennifer Brelsford, the city’s most recent homicide victim, called her death “senseless” after she was killed over the weekend.
Brelsford, 40, was found dead around 8 p.m. Sunday during a welfare check at a Goddard Avenue residence, Capt. Brian Fitzgerald said earlier this week. He said Brelsford had “obvious signs of trauma to her body,” and the death was ruled a homicide.
Her brother, Tim Brelsford, created a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds to support the family as well as his sister’s 3-year-old son Kayden.
“Jenny was the victim of a senseless homicide by her former boyfriend,” Tim Brelsford said. “Jenny was a loving mother to her son Kayden and her life ended far too soon. All Jenny wanted in her life was to be a mom.”
Tim Brelsford said Kayden loves books, Batman and Oreo cookies.
More than 100 donors raised $9,145 for the fundraiser, which was created Tuesday.
On Monday, Fitzgerald said 30-year-old Corey Ramos — described by police as Brelsford’s estranged boyfriend — was taken into custody after he allegedly illegally crossed the Canadian border north of Vermont.
Ramos was charged by Vermont State Police as a fugitive from justice based on a felony warrant issued in Connecticut on Monday the charged Ramos with two counts of violating a protective order.
Fitzgerald said Ramos is the primary suspect in Brelsford’s death. He is expected to be extradited to Connecticut soon.
Brelsford’s homicide marked the city’s 20th of the year and the second in October.