ENFIELD, Conn. — A man who authorities say was found hiding in a slain woman’s closet when police went to her apartment for a well-being check has been charged with murder in Connecticut.

A judge set Howard Bowen’s bail at $1 million Friday at his arraignment in Enfield.

Police say Bowen and Christopher Schuetz were found in Pamela Cote’s apartment Oct. 27. Police have said the 62-year-old woman’s body was found Oct. 28 at Lafayette Park behind the housing complex.

Police say Schuetz told officers Bowen, who was staying with Cote, used a pillow to smother Cote in her bed and then carried her body to a wooded area.

Officials say Cote died from asphyxiation.

Schuetz has not been charged in the case.

Court records don’t list an attorney for Bowen.

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