Norwalk Police Identify Woman Found Dead After Domestic Attack

NORWALK, Conn. -- Norwalk Police have identified the woman found dead in a Westport Avenue home Wednesday morning as 49-year-old Lisa Zemlock.

Paul Bjerke
Paul Bjerke Photo Credit: Norwalk Police Department

Zemlock's body was found in her home at 505 Westport Ave. Unit 17 after officers arrived on a report of an assault, police said. 

Officers detained another resident, 59-year-old Paul Bjerke, who was inside the residence. Bjerke was later charged with first-degree manslaughter for his role in the death, police said.

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Police said that detectives are awaiting the results of an autopsy that will be conducted by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

Bjerke shared the home, which is in a mobile home community, with Zemlok, who was his girlfriend, The Hour reported.  

Bjerke was arraigned Wednesday afternoon at state Superior Court in Norwalk, where his bond was raised from $750,000 to $1 million, The Hour said. 

The police investigation is continuing. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Detective Daniel Fitzmaurice at 203-854-3180.

Anonymous tips can also be left at or via text by typing “NPD” into the text field followed by the message and sending it to CRIMES (274637).

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