Murder suspect with ‘strong ties’ to Newtown, Connecticut, is manhunt subject

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Authorities in Connecticut and Pennsylvania are searching for an “armed and dangerous” suspect Sunday after the man was tied to two possible murders.

Peter Manfredonia, 23, is the primary suspect in an attack that killed one man and injured another on Friday in Willington, Connecticut, according to Connecticut State Police. He was allegedly seen leaving the residence where the attack took place. Peter Manfredonia.Connecticut State Police Police in Newtown, Connecticut, asked residents to be vigilant even though there was not an immediate danger to the area because Manfredonia had “very strong ties to Newtown.” Authorities describe him as a white male about 6-foot, 3-inches tall with disheveled black hair and brown eyes.

The man who died in the Willington attack was identified as Theodore Demers, 62, NBC Connecticut reported.

Authorities believe the 23-year-old held a homeowner against his will in Willington, state police said in a press conference Sunday. Manfredonia allegedly stole firearms and supplies as well as a truck, and later abandoned the vehicle in Derby, where it was found. The homeowner was not harmed.

An acquaintance known to Manfredonia was found dead Sunday in Derby, according to NBC Connecticut.

Connecticut State Police said Sunday that a 2016 black Volkswagen Jetta tied to Manfredonia had been spotted in Pennsylvania. Authorities said earlier in the day they believed him to be armed with pistols and long guns in the area of Osbornedale State Park, Derby. CT State Police ✔ @CT_STATE_POLICE The vehicle has been located in PA. PA law enforcement agencies are actively looking […]

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