Police are investigating as a
homicide the death of a woman
whose body was found on Monday,
Dec. 14 in her Essex home.
The victim is Shelly Lynn Fillion,
47, of the unit block of Skipjack
Court in Essex. A family member
who checked on Fillion yesterday
afternoon found the woman's body
and notified police. Fillion had
not contacted her family since
Police were dispatched at about 5
p.m. Monday. They found Fillion's
body located partially under a
pull-out sofa in the living room.
The woman had suffered traumatic
injuries. The Office of the
Medical Examiner will rule on the
exact cause and manner of death,
but police are treating this as a
The case remains under
investigation, but detectives do
not believe this was a random act.