Pictured: Cave Creek resident, Connie Eskelson, who is suspected of poisoning her husband with anti-freeze, and was arrested by MCSO on March 8.
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MCSO arrests Cave Creek women for poisoning husband with anti-freeze

03/14/18

CAVE CREEK – Homicide detectives with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Cave Creek woman at her residence on March 8, for the first-degree attempted murder of her husband, and is being held at the Fourth Avenue Jail on a $700,000 bond.

On August 21, 2017, suspect Connie Eskelson claimed she found her husband unconscious at their home.  He was transported to the hospital and tests revealed the victim had a potential lethal dose of Ethylene Glycol, which is an active ingredient in anti-freeze.  The victim had no brain activity when he was fist transported, but fortunately has made a full recovery, according to MCSO.

MCSO says that detectives became involved because the victim’s family suspected foul play.

“MCSO is committed to providing public safety at the highest level through exceptional police work,” said Sheriff Paul Penzone.  “This is an example of effective collaboration resulting in the apprehension of a dangerous suspect.”

Over several months detectives were able to track down several purchases made by suspect Eskelson for lab grade Ethylene Glycol.  Detectives believe that the suspect tainted the drinks with the poisonous chemical that her husband consumed daily.