Homicide Detectives with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Cave Creek woman Thursday for the attempted murder of her husband. Cave Creek resident Connie Eskelson was indicted on Wednesday by the grand jury on one count of attempted murder in the First Degree. Eskelson was arrested in her home on Thursday, and booked her into the 4th Avenue Jail. She is being held on $700,000 bond.
On August 21, 2017 Eskelson claimed she found her husband unconscious at their home. He was transported to the hospital and tests revealed his system contained a potentially lethal dose of the anti-freeze ingredient Ethylene Glycol. MCSO Homicide Detectives assumed the case because family members believed the victim was poisoned. Fortunately, the victim has since made a full recovery.
Detectives were able to track down several purchases made by Eskelson for lab grade Ethylene Glycol. Detectives believe that Eskelson tainted her husband’s drinks with the poison.