Man Suspected In Ex-Fiancee's Disappearance Appears In Court

November 04, 2019 - 11:02 am

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTIC and AP) - A Meriden man accused of strangling his ex-fiancee days before she disappeared appeared in court Monday.  

Thirty-one-year-old Perrie Mason, of Meriden, went missing in August. Her remains were found in an industrial park in Waterbury.  

Mason's ex-fiance, Jason Watson, 38, faced a New Haven judge on Monday for domestic violence charges including strangulation, assault, unlawful restraint and disorderly conduct.  

Watson, who worked at the industrial park where Mason was found, has been named a suspect in her disappearance.  

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has ruled Mason's death a homicide. Nobody has been charged in her death.  

An arrest warrant says Watson denied the domestic violence charges and told police he would never harm Mason.

Watson's case has been continued to Dec. 16, as the state awaits more information.

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