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Medical Examiner: Jini Barnum Was Strangled to Death

The East Hampton woman whose remains were found in Glastonbury on Sunday died from strangulation, according to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

Jini Barnum, whose body was recovered from a shallow grave in Glastonbury Sunday morning, was strangled to death, according to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.     

, when a local woman was walking her dog near Windham Road. The dog found the shallow grave containing Barnum, and the woman notified police.

On Tuesday a spokesman for the medical examiner’s office said that Barnum died of “traumatic asphyxiation,” otherwise known as suffocation, from “neck compression.” In essence, they said, she was strangled.   

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Barnum went missing on July 28 after an argument with her boyfriend, Anthony Garofalo, at their East Hampton home.

The Glastonbury and East Hampton Police Departments are cooperating in the case. The investigation remains ongoing.

MegaMan September 11, 2012 at 04:39 PM
Praying for her family and friends. I hope justice is served.
Susan Quinion January 28, 2013 at 10:41 PM
Praying for Jini's family and friends. Jini will alway's be looking down and smileing at all of her loved ones. RIP Jini Barnum .

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