Murder suspect's mugshot shows alleged victim's name tattooed on his neck

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A man in Connecticut charged with murdering his girlfriend apparently had her name tattooed on his neck, as seen in his mugshot on Monday.

A preliminary investigation indicated 38-year-old Adam Plaeger strangled 40-year-old Melanie Heuberger after they had some kind of argument. Her body turned up in a bedroom closet at their second-floor apartment in Waterbury.

Plaeger's mugshot showed a tattoo with the name "Melanie" inscribed over a blue flower.

Police were called to the multi-family home around 5 p.m. Sunday, where responding officers found Heuberger's body.

Plaeger was arrested and charged with murder. He's being held in police custody on a $1 million bond.

It's unclear whether Plaeger has retained a lawyer who could comment.

Waterbury is about 25 miles southwest of Hartford.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.