Doctor's body may have been in home for months

Investigators are trying to determine how long the body of University of Connecticut doctor who had not been seen for months may have been inside the home he shared with his wife.

Linda Kosuda-Bigazzi, 70, who is also a scientist at the university, is charged with murder in the death of 84-year-old Pierluigi Bigazzi, a professor of laboratory science and pathology at UConn Health.

Bigazzi's body was wrapped up inside the Burlington home when police conducted a welfare check on Feb. 5. They went to the home after colleagues at the school expressed concern over Bigazzi's long absence.

The medical examiner says the doctor died of blunt trauma to the head.

The arrest warrant has been sealed. Kosuda-Bigazzi was scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday.  She was being held on a $1.5M bond.

State Police are asking for anyone who had contact with Pierluigi Bigazzi between July 2017 and February 2018 to call Detective Fitzsimons at 860-626-7922.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.