Cold Case Still Haunts Detective Who Investigated it…

Erik Hansen was a detective in the East Hartford, Connecticut Police Department. From car accidents, to suicides, to murders. He has seen more carnage than most people have. As a detective he was the lead investigator in the murder of Kyle Holden who was kidnapped outside an Exotic Dance club so he could withdraw money from his ATM Card. Good detective work with help from the Connecticut State Police’s Eric Daigle resulted in the convictions of two teenagers who are now serving lengthy sentences. He was alsothe lead investigator in the slaying of Diane Johnson in her apartment in which he and Ray Cheverier arrested Robert Godfrey for the crime. Godfrey was convicted and serving a lengthy sentence.

Retired for several years now, there is one case that really eats at Hansen, the unsolved homicide of a mother of four. He was given the case a few years after it had occurred and even though he has a good idea who committed the murder, he never could make an arrest.

It was during the late hours of June 21, 2000 or early morning hours of June 22, 2000 that 27 year old Sherryann Harris was a victim of a savage beating. While she was being murdered, her four young children were upstairs asleep in their home at 9 Wyllis Street. The bloody and naked body of Harris was found outside her home on the sidewalk by a passing neighbor.

There is a $30,000 dollar reward for any information that leads to the capture of her killer(s). East Hartford Police have some physical evidence that belongs to a person of interest in this case. Additional information is needed in order to obtain an arrest in this case. If you have any information about the murder of Sherryann Harris please call the East Hartford Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at (860)528-1496. You can also call the Crime Tip Line (860)289-9134. All callers can remain anonymous if they choose.

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