December 18, 2018
This woman went looking for the man of her dreams online… and chose someone who was only three-fifths of a man to begin with.
You’ll never guess what happened next!
Emily Todd turned to the internet, perhaps in the hopes of finding the man of her dreams, and instead found a nightmare.
“About two weeks ago, she met Brandon Roberts on a dating app,” Police Capt. Brian Fitzgerald said. He declined to name the dating site.
The 25-year-old Bethel woman was found on the shore of Bridgeport Harbor on Sunday with a bullet hole in the back of her head.
Police arrested the 26-year-old Roberts at his father’s home in a Cleveland suburb early Friday. Todd’s family said they were told Roberts confessed to killing her.
Roberts was charged with murder, felony murder, first-degree robbery, using a firearm in the commission of a felony and carrying a pistol without a permit. He is awaiting extradition from Ohio to Bridgeport.
Police said after dating Roberts just a few days, Todd decided to break off their relationship.
“We know she drove her car to meet up with Roberts, but we are still not sure why she decided to meet up with him after breaking up with him, and how she ended up where she was found,” Fitzgerald said.
Police said that after killing Todd, Roberts stole her car, cellphone and debit card, which he used to empty her bank account.